6 Proven Ways to Release Anger & Move into Peace
First thing you need to do is to honor that feeling. Don’t react or judge yourself. Just pay attention to what the emotion feels like in your body.
2. Take Responsiblity
Define your emotion without blaming someone else. Own that emotion: anger, resentment… It’s ALL yours, no matter who did what you always have a choice to step into anger or choose peace.
3. Express the Emotion
In different perspectives:
- from yourself
- from the other person’s point of view
- from an outside bystander
Looking at the emotion from many different perspectives loses it’s emotional charge.
You get to tell your story ONE time and one time only. Process what happened with another person and reflect on what you could have done differently.
A word of caution: stick to the 1 time only rule – because each time you repeat the story it regenerates and refuels the negative energy. It’s therapeutic to review and reflect ONCE but after that it does more damage than good.
Same with repeating thoughts in your mind – once you’ve reflected if the story comes up again in your mind say to yourself: “That’s over now …NEXT!”
5. Release through a Ritual
Feel the joy in being able to take back your power and choose peace. Feel power in not allowing your emotions to control you sending you on a roller coaster ride that leaves you feeling guilty and remorseful afterward.
Even if you did lose your temper – you don’t have to spend hours or even days mad and upset or guilty. Celebrate being able to pop out of that mood quicker and choose peace resolving to manage those feelings with these new techniques next time.
Practice makes perfect. The more you employ these techniques when strong emotions arise the better you’ll get at managing and moving through them with grace and ease.
Remember peace is only a breath away.