With the fast paced and stressed lives that we live today, a lot of us are also now suffering from anger issues. Even the smallest of things can sometimes trigger a big reaction out of us, and in some cases, it also affects our relationship with those around us.
If this sounds like you, here’s a little something to help. Follow these simple tips and tricks to help you calm your anger and be a more calm and peaceful person in general.
Practice Mindfulness Meditation
If you haven’t heard about this one already, you’ve probably been living under a rock. Mindfulness meditation and its many benefits have been helping everyone from celebrities to “normal” people, and it’s completely free and accessible to everyone.
Not only is it a great meditation practice for those who suffer from stress and anger issues, but it also helps you stay grounded and can help you feel much better both physically and mentally.
- Start by using mindfulness in simple day to day activities of your life such as drinking water, having a bath etc. Focus only on the task you’re performing and nothing else.
- Avoid multitasking and micromanaging. The key to making mindfulness an inseparable part of your life is to not attempt to do too many things at a time, but just focus all your attention and effort into a single task.
- When at your workplace, don’t attempt to juggle many things simultaneously. Instead, work on just one task and don’t start with another one until you’re done with that one.
- Whenever you communicate with someone, do it mindfully. Instead of focusing on other random things around them, or letting your mind waver off to the other details of your day, focus exactly on what that person is saying.
- Be mindful with your emotions too. Instead of letting your emotions (whether it is anger, sadness or anxiety) take over you, take a moment and focus on them- just bring your attention to them. Try to be more sort of fascinated with how your body is reacting to the situation, and attempt to understand the root cause of it.
These simple steps may not seem like a lot, but when you’re feeling angry, try doing them. It may feel a bit tough, but these seemingly easy steps can literally work wonders in helping you become more calm and composed, and should result in less angry outbursts.
When practiced in the right way, mindfulness can also help you curb cravings, lose weight, and stay more focused and concentrated when it comes to completing tasks. You may also find that you’ll be more energetic and active, and less frazzled and on edge.
This is because once you start to adopt these practices in your life, you’ll start to learn how to stop and pause before you display an angry reaction, and this ‘pause’ is much more powerful than you would think. Before you know it, you won’t be having those knee-jerk anger reactions to situations anymore!
I hope that these tips help you to manage your anger in a more mindful way. Leave a comment and let me know how you use mindfulness in other areas of your life!