If we could live like robots and not have any emotions or feelings, we totally would – because it would save a lot of heartache. Unfortunately, us humans have to feel every dumb little emotion that comes our way, but these are often quite difficult to control. This is especially true when it comes to anger. If you’ve ever watched a Marvel movie with your significant other and wondered why you remind them of The Hulk, it might be because you have a short fuse – or cannot control your anger the way you want to. Luckily, there are a few ways to transform your anger into something good.
First, you have to identify your anger
Transforming your anger into something good might not make sense if you’re not aware you have anger issues in the first place. So, learning what your triggers and symptoms are is the best way to identify your rage – which is the first step to positive change. As soon as you feel the anger rising within yourself, being able to feel positively-aware of it can help you divert the anger and even diminish it completely. If you feel the need to, you can use breathing exercises and meditation to help control your anger and your anxiety.
Use your anger to understand productive conflict
Most of the time, you may feel yourself getting angry when you are in conflict with another. You become argumentative, you use verbal attacks, and you may even become violent. However, it doesn’t always have to be this way. If you become aware of the fact that you act this way during these conflicts, you can actually be productive in your argument. If you learn to breathe deeply, lower your voice, slow down your argument and explain your point coherently, it will hopefully avoid unnecessary anger.
Channel your negative energy into positive motivation
When you feel angry, you may feel as though the emotion is all-consuming, and you often can’t think of anything other than your situation and how it makes you feel. Because of this, your heart starts to race, and your body seems to become quicker – which can actually be used to your advantage. When you feel this rage burning up, it might be a good idea to use it as motivation to take yourself out for a run, go swimming, or even go to the batting cages. Use this emotion to push yourself and aim for a new personal best. You can expel your negative energy in a positive way, rather than in a fit of rage.
Use your anger to learn more about yourself
Although your short fuse may often get yourself into trouble, you can also use this anger to learn more about yourself – and use it to grow in the long-run. By using techniques to calm yourself down, you can really learn about what makes you angry, and what helps it. If you get into the habit of really getting in tune with your inner strength, you will be able to control your anger to create a positive outcome.
Do you struggle with your anger issues? Sometimes it feels as though your intense emotions take over your life – but they don’t have to. As long as you are able to transform your anger into something positive, you can overcome anything.