Are you struggling with anger right now or do you know someone who is? Discover one of the most effective methods for managing your anger and how to get back on track when you find yourself feeling angry again.
Do You Have A Hard Time Controlling Your Anger?
Do you find yourself becoming angry with people that are close to you? Do you often lose your temper and say things that hurt the people around you?
It’s important to know that anger is natural, but it can be hard to control. We get so caught up in our emotions that we can just ‘see red’ and forget to take a step back before firing off at everyone! Sometimes we are triggered from events that we were angry at in the past, or perhaps a trauma has resurfaced in a different guise and it’s caused the feeling of intense anger, frustrated and just not knowing what to do with the depth of the anger that has erupted.
We are taught that the best way to manage our anger is by taking a deep breath and counting to ten, or try breathing deeply and focusing on the feeling of wind blowing through your hair. But this can be hard in the heat of the moment to have the presence of mind to mentally step back, detach from the event where anger is in flow, and find a space to calm down. Managing your anger doesn’t have to be hard -you just need the right tools to help you recognise, respond and release your anger in a productive and healthy way.
The simple breathing exercise below is a great one to start with. If you are on your own and feeling angry just go ahead and follow the steps below. If you recognise that you are in a fully fledged angry exchange then take a breath and remove yourself from the situation as soon as you possibly can then find somewhere to do the following exercise where you won’t be disturbed.
How To Release Anger
- Sit in a comfortable position
2. Close your eyes and take deep breaths
3. Imagine that you are on a beach with a gentle breeze blowing over your skin.
4. Notice how anger is making you feel: tense, frustrated, irritated or upset.
5. Breathe deeply and notice how these feelings change as you choose to release them on the ‘out’ breath.
6. Breathe in calm. Breathe out anger.
There are many different ways you can meditate on your anger, including: writing it down, talking about it with someone close to you, or even drawing what makes you angry. Loud singing to the radio, stomping around in your home, vigorously cleaning your home or fast pace walking can also help you to release that pent up energy and emotion.
One Really Effective Way To Deal With Anger
There is one method that’s even more effective and it can help you really manage and release your anger: A focussed guided meditation. When the meditation is specifically focussed on releasing anger it gets you to a place of calm more quickly and effectively.
I hope this helps you discover how meditation can work you, so that you can live your life without being held back by emotions.
Here’s Something I’ve Created For You
As a colour practitioner I know that anger sits within the colour of red and I’ve created a series of colour meditations that focus specifically on the emotion you are feeling and how it relates to colour therapies so that you can benefit from colour energy healing. Click here if you want the Red Meditation | Releasing Anger so that you can manage anger in a healthy way!
Le me know which if the above ways you use to manage feeling angry. Or maybe you have some advice on dealing with anger that you can share- pop a comment below.