Just the other day I saw a t-shirt that said:
“My anger management class pissed me off.”
Learning to or having to manage your anger can be no fun.
A wake up call
You get angry, I get angry, all God’s children get angry. It’s what we do with our anger that makes all the difference.
Our children can be wonderfully humbling mirrors.
After a prolonged temper tantrum resulted in our son missing out on a fun event, I actually heard this coming out of my mouth:
“When you decide to stay angry you can miss out on a lot of good stuff.”
A true case of the pot calling the kettle black.
How to stay angry
- Focus on the event that made you angry by playing it over and over again in your head.
- Focus on the injustice of it all.
- Tell lots of people about it until you find someone that completely agrees with you.
- Refuse to accept any responsibility for the situation or look at your part or contribution.
How to move past anger
- Feel the anger and then let it go.
- Get it that life is not fair and never will be
- Take responsibility for your part in the situation.
- Consider what you can legitimately do about the situation, do it, and then move on.
Staying angry or moving on to the good stuff is your choice.