Friday, August 29, 2008

Anger - It is an enemy to happy living

In today's mechanical world life's biggest hurdles is accepting the fact that we can't always have our own way or that others won't do what we want them to do. But we can be our own person and develop our own talents and gifts. We will never be able to control someone else's life. We work ourselves into a dither. Stop trying and then you will eliminate stress, anger and frustration. Put all that energy into building your own life. Don't build anger cases out of minor annoyances and irritations. Give yourself a cooling off period

Angry? Stressed out? It's your choice!

Do you find yourself saying things such as "She makes me furious" or "He makes me nervous" or "This job stresses me out?" The emotions may be real, but the statements are not accurate.

When you are angry, or nervous, stressed, fearful, offended or excited, it's due to a choice you have made. The other person or situation does not make you that way. You have chosen to respond that way. Such responses are so familiar they've become automatic, but they don't have to be. They depend on your choices, and you control those choices.

The way you respond to a given situation is up to you. When making that choice, it pays to consider what will happen as a result of that choice and to ask yourself if it will have a positive impact on your life. You can choose to respond in whatever way you wish. So rather than putting those responses on auto-pilot, select those which will move your life, and the world in which you live, positively forward.

Angry response

When someone angers you, don't go with your first response. You may be wrong. Some of your judgements may have been wrong in the past. Most of all don't react right away. Think it over and give yourself time to gather all the information to allow you to produce the reaction, response or choice that is most beneficial to all, including yourself. More often than not, we do ourselves in with quick, off-the-cuff reactions, saying something we regret or do not mean.

A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of wicked intentions is hated.

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