15 Jan Anger is Useful Energy
Drop the negative connotation to anger! What if this energy is Useful?
Can you remember a time when you were so angry that your energy was quadrupled, your senses heightened, your mind was present and nothing else mattered? Anger, when not misused, is the most useful energy to use for whatever you want to get done.
SO if anger makes you alert, focussed and energised, how can you use that to create something that you are passionate about?
What if that can become your new ‘norm’? Imagine the results when that ‘anger’ energy is channelled into your creations!
When anger is continually suppressed it leads to sadness and eventually depression. We are taught from a young age to not display anger (remember the terrible twos) as it’s not desirable and makes us uncomfortable. Sometimes, depending on parenting styles and personality types, showing any kind of ‘negative’ emotion is forbidden. No judgment here – it is not easy dealing with a tantruming child in the shop queue!
Try this: think of something that triggers you and makes you feel angry. Connect with that feeling in your stomach. You’re probably feeling a bit hot and your heartrate will elevate. Now think of something active you have been wanting to do. It can be something physical like cleaning the floor, weeding the garden or going to gym, or even creating a beautiful piece of artwork – or writing a report or a blogpost. Breathe that anger energy into the idea of the action until you’re roaring to go! And just do it!
My friend had a row with her husband and instead of shouting and screaming at him she got on her bicycle and cycled her best time ever! I’m not saying you need to be super sporty but imagine the possibilities!
And just think, all that suppressed anger building up inside could lead to ‘blind rage’ over a small incident where the rational part of our brain shuts down and we do hurtful, stupid and even dangerous things. Rather source the energy when not in that animalistic state and use it positively.
Give it a try and let me know what happens!