Let all the emotions out and then take note of what comes out. Write it down in your notes app or notebook.
Then keep think about how you can manage this differently. Think about why you cared more about it and how that’s different to now.
First, I remind myself to observe the emotion. Not to resist it, let myself feel it without attaching to it, and let it flow through. If I’m not resisting but it still won’t pass, then I sit with it and ask, What is this anger trying to tell me? Usually there isn’t an answer. Just making space for the question is enough. But when an answer does come … 🤯.
Second, gratitude journaling really helps. I had an executive meeting one Monday morning, and I walked out so angry, it stayed with me all day. When I journaled that night, I forced myself to write about why I was thankful to have felt that anger all day. And holy cow, it shifted my entire perspective on my situation and my responsibility for it, and how I could change it.
Third (and this relates back to the first point), I stopped judging my anger. The more I make friends with my dark side, shadow self, or whatever you prefer to call it, the more whole I feel. And the more I do that, the more I realize my anger is more often than not a messenger.
Often it helps to write my thoughts and rereading it shows some irrational or incorrect perspective that I alter
If I am angry and I feel it’s justified, I’ll go outside. It’s important to have air. I’ll take deep breaths
- What can I do to reduce my social network use?
- I always sleep extremely late, even when I force myself to go to bed, I’ll read or check mail or do whatever things except sleep. How can I fix a sleep time and get good rest every night?
- What time do you disconnect and unplug?
- How do I stop going on my phone so much?
- How do you make yourself to go to sleep before 10:30 pm and stop using a phone (checking IG, FB, emails, WhatsApp) before going to sleep?
- What do you do to a phone call you’d rather not answer?
- Why is disconnecting and unplugging an important habit?
- Isn’t it ironic that it says “disconnect and unplug” whilst we use the app on our phones?
- How early should I disconnect? I brush and shut everything down just before bed and then read for a bit. Should I do it earlier?
- If I don’t have my phone I feel calmer and happier but I feel like I need my phone for emergencies. Family get frustrated and annoyed if I don’t answer them quickly. They say what if it’s an emergency?! It isn’t relaxing to be in a state of ‘what if there is an emergency’ all the time. But how to get the disconnect balance right?