Don’t make decisions when you’re angry. Don’t make promises when you’re happy.
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When you feel extremely angry, wouldn’t it be amazing to throw a juvenile temper tantrum without someone having you committed?
I admit, when I see a kid losing his marbles in the cereal aisle, I don’t cringe. I envy.
At a certain age you start holding back on the immediacy of your emotions, and who can blame you? These days, being too happy is considered naïve, being too sad is an automatic clinical diagnosis, and being too angry is a complete waste of energy.
You’ve heard it all. Suck it up. Let it go. Move on.
Anger isn’t worth it. Right?
Anger is the most important emotion you have. When you’re angry, it’s a red flag that something needs to change, and when you’re extremely angry, something needs to change right now.
There are two ways you can deal with anger depending on the situation at hand: as it happens, or as a building block toward bigger life changes.
In the moment, decide which fork in the road you should take, then use one or more of the options below:
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