Hot summer days, busted tire, no jack.

Lost keys, paper cuts, broken china, late show ups.

You don’t need to get into a physical brawl to see the roaring flames of anger. Sometimes, the smallest things can awaken the beast within us—provoking him to come out of his cave and wreak havoc on innocent passers-by.

Being angry isn’t a problem in and of itself. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed by demanding situations and occasionally blowing a fuse when you simply can’t take it anymore.

But not knowing how to contain your anger, what sets it off and what makes it worse—these are signs of a potentially scary situation that can turn into a chronic case of outrage.

Observe Yourself

Not sure if your anger warrants an intervention?

Here’s the first sign of trouble. Don’t WAIT for other people to tell you that you have an anger management problem.

You may not get angry that often, but when you do, you might be a ticking bomb just waiting to explode—giving others no reason to approach you beforehand.

Conversely, you might get dangerously angry way too often—scaring away everyone from approaching you at all.

Both are extreme forms of behavior that demand self-correction.

Simply put, if you feel like your anger causes you to say and do things that you deeply regret, it should be reason enough to take strong measures to retain control.

And at the end of the day, self-awareness is the stepping stone to self-fulfillment.

Know Thyself

 

Controlling your anger isn’t about imploding or exploding. It’s about knowing yourself well enough to know how you can express your energy without hurting yourself or those around you.

Anger is a form of energy—and energy, as we know, cannot be created or destroyed.

What you can do with your anger is convert it into a different emotion.

Control and release is an effective way of learning to channel your emotions in a productive way, giving you the choice to vibrate on a higher frequency.

With consistent practice, you can teach your mind to respond to aggravating stimuli in an ideal manner.

Start by breathing deeply and reminding yourself you are here, present and alive—with the power to change the course of your life.

If you’ve lost something, know that it can be found.

If you’ve hurt yourself, know that you can heal.

The trick is to realize, as soon as possible, that it isn’t the end of the world.

Ultimately, YOU are the only person who can control your thoughts and actions. Focus on finding a solution, rather than the problem—on being silent instead of raising an alarm.

Small changes can lead to incredible results.

Start small by wearing our conscious t-shirts from our awareness apparel collection, and spread the words of wisdom wherever you go!