We all get angry. Sometimes it can be the little things that are quick to anger us. Or they can be big, life-changing things that. Getting angry isn’t wrong. It’s human. It’s how we deal with anger that can affect everything.
When we’re angry, usually our thoughts are in a jumble. We’re upset and can’t think straight. So we say the first thing that comes to mind, whether it’s a curse word or an insult at someone else. That one moment of anger can cause so much damage since we’re only thinking in the moment and can’t see beyond it.
But when you’re angry, just stop for a moment. Take a minute or two to breathe. Don’t let your angry thoughts cloud your judgement. Have patience. And then act.
It seems like common sense, but so often we act in the moment as a way of dealing with anger. We have so much pent up energy inside of us that we want to let it out, at whatever or whoever made us angry. But doing that might cause hurt to the people around us, in ways we never imagine.
So let’s all take a moment the next time we’re angry, and think through what we want to say and what we want to do. Because those words we say in anger never come back.
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