Anger is a state of mind in which we feel strongly displeased with something or someone. It is easy to get angry at things or people, especially when you are the type of person who likes putting the blame on other people, even when not appropriate. For example, when waiting at the checkout line in the store, it is easy to get angry at someone who is checking out a few dozen items, specially when you only have about 3 small items and the cashier is particularly slow on that day. It has happened to me many times, but I don’t get angry in those situations anymore. Instead, I change my focus from the checkout line to the people in line with me.
The keys to dealing with anger are as follows: 1) Change your focus from the situation or the person making your angry. 2) Find good excuses, justifications for the person or situation making you angry. 3) Speak out loud to the person or situation making you angry, but to say something positive, even though you might not really mean it at that time. It is better for you to say something nice that you don’t mean and leave it like that, than for you to say something mean that you really wanted to say and wish you could take it back.
How do you deal with anger?
This post is day 5 of One hundred words every day for 10 days. Total: 234 words.