Updated: Oct 29, 2020
Can I be real with you for a minute? How do you deal with anger?
When was the last time you felt really angry? What happened? Was it at someone? Was it at yourself?
I had a moment this evening when it hit me... anger is there to protect us.
Anger is one of the most powerful emotions. It provides great amounts of energy to heal, recover, transform, and move on.
Anger will push you through fear to let other people know what you need in a given situation. Always speak up your truth (what others do with it is on them.)
Anger is a valid emotion, the key to using it consciously is allowing it to talk to you before you talk to that someone you believe has wronged you.
Expressing anger in a confrontational way, ie pretending everything is fine, using the silent treatment, sarcasm, criticism, name-calling, or even physical aggression, is using it destructively; you will not get what you need that way.
If instead you take five, ask your anger what is it pointing out to you, what is it you need to work on, what is it protecting you from, you can use it constructively as a means to communicate how you are feeling emotionally.
Choosing to use your anger in an assertive way allows you to realize how far you’ve come and how much you care for your-Self and your relationships.
Remember: you are important and your emotions are valid.
What has anger taught you lately?
I’m here for you ✨✨✨
~ Luciana ♥️