23+ ideas to stay in a good mood instead of getting angry about other peopleMotto of the day: Good mood is free and confuses the opponent!
Good mood is free and confuses the opponent!
Call for ignorance?
Usually, ignorance is not a nice character trait. But if we have to deal with nasty people, then we do not have to make it so easy for them. Why should we let ourselves be forced on something we do not want? Why should we be annoyed just because other people like it?
In such cases, we may well become a spoilsport and change the rules of the game. What does the oak care about when a sow rubs against her? How wise this German proverb is! Do you understand the proverb in English?
23+ ideas to stay in a good mood instead of getting angry about other people
In a spontaneous action, I have gathered here a few ideas on how to deal with anger:
1. Don’t deny that you’re angry
People who are able to see their anger as anger are less likely to resort to aggression or violence.
2. Practice self-reflection
If something annoys me with other people, it may have something to do with me. Self-reflection. Anyone who knows himself well responds more confidently.
3. Take a deep breath
Taking deep breaths is one good way to calm yourself when you’re in the throes of anger. Slow breaths will slow the heart rate down. Stop, Breath, Action. Or is not there a simple solution to the problem?
4. Use tools
Tools, such as a mind map, help to ensure the overview and proportionality even for complex topics.
5. Beware of impulses
Spontaneous impulses are not always a good idea. Never, ever send an email when you are really upset.
6. Condition for good conditions
Condition yourself with mental anchors for good states.
7. Assessing personal relevance
Be confident with a smile … “To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.” meant Alexander Pope. Often, no other thought is worthwhile when strangers behave differently than we imagine. Is the situation really worth the trouble?
8. Beware of clairvoyance
Could it possibly be a misunderstanding? Questions help with clarification.
9. Do not take everything personally
Do not take the behavior of other people so personally. Often their behavior has something to do with quite a different thing than is suspected at first glance.
10. Are you ashamed of other people?
I am not responsible for all other people’s mistakes.
11. Do practice compassion
To do something compassionate for someone else is incompatible with anger and aggression.
12. Physical exercise reduces stress.
Especially aerobic exercise, including brisk walking or jogging, can be a great way to handle anger.
13. Relaxation techniques
Learn to use relaxation techniques
14. Constructive soliloquy
Practice constructive soliloquy.
15. Ask for support
How about Coaching?
Do distract yourself.
18. Say NO
Learn to say no
Bring your thoughts on paper.
20. Sleep on it
This gives you time to devise a sane and rational response to the situation. Don’t be afraid to tell the person who has aggrieved you that you need a day or two to think about the issue.
21. Practice repartee
Count from 1 to 10 or 100 if necessary. Thomas Jefferson famously said, “When angry, count 10, before you speak; if very angry, 100.”
23. Do forgive
Forgiveness can help you stop ruminating, which is when negative thoughts play over and over in your head like some horror movie scene.
Knowing how and when it is worthwhile to react and when it is not, is helpful. It is a good fit to continue assuming responsibility. Those who are not omnipotent should use resources cleverly.
Some people say anger happens, it’s just part of life. Where and when do you want to stay in a good mental state today, where otherwise the personal serenity can easily be lost?