Nobody likes uncomfortable emotions, and we all would do anything else but meet them face to face. But there’s a lot to learn about ourselves and our environment when we allow those uncomfortable emotions to traverse us. We can learn, and we can grow.
As one of the five basic emotions, anger is familiar to most of us. Almost everyone has experienced anger or witnessed others expressing it around them. Anger affects your behavior and attitude and shapes your relationships. Therefore, it’s critical to develop a system to tame your anger and be in control.
We all have an internal chatter and, most of the time, it’s not a friendly one. It talks in the backs of our minds and is constantly lying to us, subtly but damagingly. It’s a coping mechanism, but is it really helpful? Learn about the most common lies we tell ourselves and how to stop doing that.
Adulting is damn hard, and we only make it harder by making a gazillion mistakes in our adolescence. Whereas mistakes are fine so long as you learn from them, you can always look back upon some things that you wish you knew and understood way earlier.
All of us have been angry or upset at someone else at least a few times in our lives. No matter how accepting, reconciling and peaceful you are, you are bound to get into a situation where you get angry with a friend, co-worker or a member of your family. It seems as if the anger in our lives is growing in the last few decades, but I am not sure that this is an actual true statistic. I think that nowadays we have a lot more tools to express our anger in a public manner that it has become much more obvious and in our face.