But it’s a hard emotion to combat. It’s natural, often almost instinctual. So here is a practical tip I’ve learned to manage my anger, and a piece of advice.
Look at the good in everything. You’ve lost your job, it can be the beginning of something great, stay positive. You can’t pay the bills, stay positive something will come.
It was a good friend who totally “lost it” on me. He was angry about something which I had done and he took it to text messages to convey his anger.
I didn’t realize it at that time, but I grew up collecting the residual anger from my family and their recurring arguments. I realize now I was a child in training to become a narcissist.
And then there’s someone you may have forgotten. Your higher self. He (She) has always been there with you, quietly watching you, comforting you.
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Let’s face each day with that attitude in mind. Good fortune is not getting lucky. It’s not the ball bouncing your way.