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Mindful Anger Solutions – The “My Grateful Life” Way!

I am the first to admit that I have an issue with anger.  I have a bad temper and no patience.  A combination that can get me into trouble.  Since having children my temper has been the bane of my existence.  Instead of calmly talking through a situation with my toddler who is in full tantrum mode, I usually let my anger get the better of me and raise my voice.  And that will, without a doubt, make the situation 10 times worse.  I have known for some time that I need a solution to deal with my anger and I found it on My Grateful Life‘s wonderful blog.

The How to Diffuse Anger Mindfully post has been my reference point when I have felt my emotions get out of control.

 

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So how do you diffuse your anger mindfully?

With a lot of practise for starters!!  It is going to take me a long time to master the steps but I have written them out and placed them around the house.  On the fridge, on my bedside table, in the bathroom until I start remembering them on my own.

What are the steps?  1. Become the observer of yourself.  2. Feel the sensations in your body.  3. Embrace the anger.  4. Take deep breaths.  5. Reflect.

If you want to learn how to use these steps please go to the My Grateful Life website as they explain it a lot better than what I could.  As I said I am still learning and this has been a fantastic tool to help diffuse my anger quicker than anything I have tried before.

Be Careful with your words. Once they are said, they can only be forgiven, not forgotten.

 

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  • Skin & Satori, I wanted to reply earlier on WP but I was out all day with family and typing this into a phone is not fun.

    First off, I wanted to say what an amazing person you are for being so aware of your feelings and taking steps to work on anger specifically. It is definitely a feeling many people struggle with and children don’t make it any easier As a parent myself, I completely understand. 🙂

    Thank you again for this wonderfully candid blog post about yourself and for featuring MyGrateful.Life! Feeling so grateful and humbled.

    Love the strength you exude and the positive energy you have for life and self-growth.

    • skinandsatori

      What a lovely comment. Thank you! And thank you for inspiring me to lead a more mindful and grateful life. It has changed my life for the better!

  • It definitely does take lots of practice but it’s worth it

    • skinandsatori

      I know it will be. Thank you for your comment!

  • Oh what a wonderful post, and a what a very true clickable quote to tweet. Anger can be such a dangerous emotion.

  • I loved the advice to feel your body. SO often I don’t know what is going on with me until it spurts out of my mouth. I am taking steps to be mindful of what is happening in my body because it seems to be in the know first. Thanks!

    • skinandsatori

      Your body knows best!

  • These are great steps. Just taking the time to breathe for a minute and get outside of yourself can help so much.

    • skinandsatori

      It sure does, it might be inconvenient in the middle of a situation. But taking a breathe and composing yourself is less inconvenient then saying or doing something you will regret.

  • I like that one of the steps is embracing your anger. I think that it is okay to feel angry, but it’s what we do with that anger that can sometimes be unhealthy.

    • skinandsatori

      Bottling up anger is just as bad as letting it fly!

  • Ugh I am so bad at letting my anger or rather frustration get the best of me sometimes. I’m trying to be better about this lately.

    • skinandsatori

      Me too Kristin. Follow these steps, they truly help!

  • Eva

    Of course I found this just after yelling at my laptop again…

    • skinandsatori

      oh dear! Embrace the anger and breathe.. then kick the crap out of it!

  • Jenni Petrey

    I’ve just begun introducing the concept of mindfulness to my daughter to help her manage her anxiety. I’ve been practicing it too and I must say it is a very calming practice.

    • skinandsatori

      It sure is! Living in the moment, not worrying about the future or the past.. Bliss.

  • Spoke to my soul.

    • skinandsatori

      I’m glad! 🙂