I’ve taken a small unintentional couple day break from social media. With the Easter holiday and birthdays and prepping for Europe (among other things), I just haven’t had time. But I noticed my attention elsewhere when the sun started to come out.
Did I technically “have time” to put my face in my camera and hit record? Yes. Did I? No. Do I feel bad about it? Also no. Lol. I was too busy enjoying the sun, spending time with family, taking time to fold clothes and read my book. If there’s anything you can slow down for, I highly recommend it. If you can do something in the sun, I bet it’d help your mood.
Enjoy the little things. Stay well friends.
Explosive anger problem? BREATHING CAN HELP. Three deep breaths, 10 seconds in, hold for a beat, 10 seconds out. Three times.
This might help delay your reaction long enough for you to think through your immediate impulse to blow up and instead actively choose to do something else about your anger. Punching bag, scream into a pillow, work out, etc. These are all good outlets/coping skills but I think the key might be stopping the problem before it starts.
If you're noticing your anger is due to repeated unpleasant situations, we need healthy boundaries. Take time to reflect and notice what the aggravating factors are and where they begin. Then address the root of the problem as best you can. Trial and error.
You're feeling overwhelmed and work won't slow down? Take your "smoke breaks" even if you're not a smoker. Anger sometimes comes from a sense of helplessness. But there are always decisions (even small ones) that can be made in the interest of self preservation and peace of mind.