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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Anger Management

“Anger Management involves a system of psychological therapeutic techniques and exercises by which one with excessive anger can reduce the triggers, degrees, and effects of an angered emotional state.” ~Self Improvement Complete Dictionary. What form does your anger management take?

When I get angry I usually like to walk or work while I mutter to myself all the injustices that have been heaped upon me. Of course I usually don’t get angry often, hence the lack of exercise and productivity that takes place in my life. It usually takes a lot to make me angry and then it is usually because I have stored up all the petty little annoyances until they build up like a giant snowball. One person told me one time that I stuck all the petty little annoyances into a closet until it gets so full that the door finally bursts open and can’t hold any more. Now if I get enraged, I usually end up crying and no one wants to be around me if I’m angry crying. One time I was so mad at school that I ended up ranting to an assistant principal but I started off by telling him that I was so angry and I would end up crying and he would do best just by letting me get this out or I would explode. He actually looked scared while I was ranting but he didn’t run.

Original image: 'Anger' http://www.flickr.com/photos/41864721@N00/3233750636 by: Evan Leeson

3 comments:

Tammy said...

Pat you and I are going to explode one day, I'm afraid. Another reason to get together and vent our anger to each other. hehehe

Tink said...

I find that as I get older I tend to hold things back more, bottling up. Guess it is to make up for all the injustices I heaped as a teen, huh?

Just don't hold back so long you get an ulcer. :)

Bradley B. Shea said...

I too bottle things until they explode.. but i have been working on it and the explosions don't happen as ofter or as intense.. i usually just crank the music when i'm angry. it's soothing..