February 28, 2023
“Holding onto anger is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.” Anger destroys your happiness and letting go of anger and resentment is the key to a happy life.
Common signs that you are living your life in anger
Increased Stress: Anger is bound to make you feel stressed, and can lead to a number of emotional and physical problems.
Poor decision making: It can affect our decision making skills in a poor manner and clouds our judgementgin to doubt our self-worth and question our entire existence.
Toxic relationships: Before you realise, you find yourself engaged in a toxic relationship built on lies a by forcing us to focus on negative aspects.
Self - loathing: Unaddressed anger can lead to self-loathing and feelings of anxiety or depression. We bend an inability to be vulnerable. The more anger dwells between you and your partner, the less you will be able to love and trust them.
Becoming Isolated: Social Isolation is one the most common signs you are dealing with anger. You may begin to resent the world and have random outbursts that alienate your family, partners or even coworkers.
How to stop living in anger?
Changing negative thoughts to positive ones: Your thoughts are like magnets. Make sure that you think positive thoughts, and whenever you find yourself thinking negatively about someone, look for the good in them and try to focus on that. Negative thoughts only lead to anger and resentment and should be avoided at all costs.
Letting Go: The only way to get rid of anger is to let go. Let go of what is hurting you. Bottling your anger up is a worst thing a person can do to themselves, because sooner or later, this anger will explode. Vent out as much as you need and confront the things that make you angry.
Surround yourself with positive people: This is quite underrated, but surrounding yourself with people who are positive, happy, and only want the best for you. If you surround yourself with such people, their positivity will wear off on you.
Self-Love: Focusing on your inner healing is the only thing which truly matters. What people say and do is out of your control, so it shouldn’t bother you. Don’t fix people or situations that are out of your control, and get angry or frustrated when it doesn’t happen. Shift the focus inwards and see the change.
Don’t hate: Hate is a strong emotion and we should avoid it. Hating on anyone is easy, but it only leads to feelings of anger and resentment. We should learn to ignore and by avoiding such feelings, we are doing our part to not only improve your own mental health, but also making the world a better place. If even a few of us were to adopt this mindset, don’t you think the world would be a much better place to live in?
Anger is indeed a complex emotion and one that can be challenging to deal with. It comes from a deep place within, and is justifiable to be hurt. However, if we choose to let go this anger, we will lead a happier, healthier and a peaceful life.