“What you keep before your eyes will affect you. You will produce what you’re continually seeing in your mind.” These are very potent words from Joel Osteen, the author of “Your Best Life Now“. Unresolved anger, rage, irritability, displeasure with self and others is toxic to your physical and mental well-being. As stated earlier, anger is not a bad thing.
Anger is a natural emotion, along with every other emotion that you and I experience. It is how you and I handle anger that is at issue. How anger is expressed and when anger is expressed is paramount. Anger must be expressed, but expressed or vented in a healthy way. Unexpressed anger — anger that is held in, suppressed and built up over time — causes one to view life through angry eyes –putting one’s life and the lives of everyone in contact in a constant state of flux, upheaval and unrest.
Here are some suggestions for dealing constructively with anger in the right way and at the right time. First, acknowledge -within your self -your anger ( Denial is an unhealthy state to be in and further complicates the matter bringing more negative baggage.). Next, eyeball the situation closely BEFORE responding outwardly. Are the facts surrounding the offense correct? Has an actual violation (physically or mentally) occurred, or is it a perceived violation? (See my second post on this point.)
We will continue this discussion in my next post. Feel free to leave me comments in the box below.
See you at my next post and until then, have a great day.