Anger Doesn’t Need to Poison Your Day: 3 Timely Tips

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Anger got you stuck in a rut?

In these tumultuous times, paying attention to anger and its impact on your time and energy is a great gift you can give yourself.

The fundamental question is, how does anger poison your productivity and fuel stress? All too often, unprocessed anger is a sinkhole for energy and time.

Whether it’s small irritations or simmering, longstanding anger, this is an emotion that’s just waiting to trip you up and add to your overwhelm and stress.

So, here’s the thing:  You actually can relate to frustrations and setbacks without losing your footing. I invite you to read on and learn how to convert your anger into vibrant, positive energy!

Turn Poisonous Anger into Energy You Can Use!

What if you reframe your anger today as a useful signal that something needs to change? And then what if you promise yourself that you will grow to meet this important challenge? Keep that promise and you stand in your power.

When you embrace “the anger challenge” to solve underlying problems, you:

  • Re-access energy formerly mired in resentment.
  • Lower stress.
  • Increase contentment.

To enjoy these benefits, let’s explore 3 essential tools for dismantling a common anger-based time trap – Blaming others for your lack of time.

3 Tips for Growing Beyond the Blame Game

Maybe nobody even knows you blame others for being short on time. Even if you’re doing it silently, inside, it still paralyzes your productivity. And you feel like a victim all the time. Why not try out the following options instead?

1. Proactivity:

When you think, “This person takes too much of my time!” reframe that thought to: “I give this person too much of my time.”

What does it give you to forfeit this time? How would you like to change this equation? Start small to build muscle.

Owning your role in your time shortage = owning your power.

For maximum power, explore your ability to “change the dance” by changing just your steps. When you don’t need anyone to cooperate with you, no one stands in your way.

2. Creativity:

To reframe your mental picture of your time, adopt the following mantra:

“I alone decide how I use my time.”

Granted, you can’t levitate out of traffic jams or force your way past the receptionist. But with creativity, you truly do determine the quality of your time. So how do you create the
quality of your time?

Count on creativity as your first resort when proactive negotiations won’t alter a stagnant situation. Envision your upcoming day and anticipate logjams. Start brainstorming now so
you meet setbacks with ingenuity and self-possession.

3. Relativity:

Many daily annoyances that sap energy and productivity are quite workable when viewed more broadly. Try these questions, to gain additional perspective:

  • How important will this seem in 5 days? 5 weeks? 5 years?
  • How might others’ perspectives inform your options?
  • What mindsets create instant time abundance?
  • If you were your guardian angel, what advice would you give?

Remember, if your day were a treasure map, you’d discover valuable time hidden under your resentments. Dig deep, strike gold and celebrate your newfound time and energy!

Another time tool for you …

When it comes to time traps, self-criticism has got to be one of the biggest! You see, the thing is, we all have voices that chatter at us throughout the day. The Inner Critic is one of them. Learning to recognize (and counter) this destructive voice is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

Beyond sapping your energy and confidence, your Inner Critic robs you of time and profoundly distorts how you see others and how you feel about yourself. So, what can you do?

Give yourself a big boost with my Exercise and Guide Book titled “These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Save Your Sanity and Your Time! This book offers simple, practical exercises, checklists and tips for learning to recognize and counter the critical voices that disrupt and hurt you.

You hold the power to make conscious choices about the kinds of messages you give yourself. Click this link to get started on your empowering journey today!

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