It’s Time That We Talk a Little Bit About Anger

Can’t figure out why you are so angry? Just accept it and save your energy for the important things.

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Lately I have been getting angry at really stupid things. I am not an angry person, so it’s weird.

I get angry at traffic, at the internet, at the laptop I am using right now, at the bathroom scale, at my smartphone, at how long it takes to do things, at my feet because they hurt every day, at a lot of things…

You and I only have one life, so why waste another day getting angry at traffic, the size of a line at the store, or how slow the internet can be, or how stupid some people can be?

Probably most of my anger comes from myself. Okay, all of it does.

This time, I am trying something different with my issues. Instead of trying to figure out why I am angry, I’m saving myself the grief. I’m not trying to fix myself or figure myself out.

I’m just pissed off and I’m leaving it at that.

I accept myself and I hope you do too. But if you don’t, have at it… I’m not wasting time anymore trying to get other people to like me.

Part of life is to learning to accept yourself, even when you are pissed. Maybe relaxing and letting your emotions “be” is what it is all about? Sometimes trying to figure it all out takes too much energy.

So I have decided to save my energy for really important things.

I decided that I want to be like Taylor Swift. No, I’m not a cross-dresser… not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s just not me. Well, except for that year when I was 16 and I dressed as a woman at Halloween. But I have tried to forget that one.

Taylor Swift uses her anger and she writes songs. Then she makes a lot of money.

Maybe that is what is about to happen for me? My anger will become a really cool thing and I will channel it into a way to make my life better?

Or maybe if I let my anger go wild, it will not be pretty.

It’s tricky. Accept your emotions, but don’t let them run your life. Emotions are really important and you need to accept that they are along for the ride. Let them sit in the back seat, just don’t let them drive the car.

I’m just pissed off. I accept myself and I hope you do too. But if you don’t, have at it…

Maybe what the lesson in my anger is that I take myself way to seriously. Lord knows I need to pay attention to that lesson.

This was a different post, I know. I hope you liked it. I will keep writing serious posts every week, but I know that one of the things I do well is write things that make me smile. I hope that if I laugh, you will too.

I have realized one thing by writing this: You and I only have one life, so why waste another day getting angry at traffic, the size of a line at the store, or how slow the internet can be, or how stupid some people can be?

Your life is worth way more than all of the stupid stuff that irritates you. Mine is too.

Thank you for listening to my rant.

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If you like this post, I invite you to check out some of my other writing:

If You Have a Sense of Humor, Recovery Will Be Way Easier

Are You Addicted to Approval?

A Serious Guide to Humor at Work

This is where I am supposed to write some serious stuff about myself. But in reality, I just hope that you enjoy what I write. I hope it makes you smile, makes you feel a little lighter and enjoy your life a little more. Nope, it’s not therapy, but I am sharing the good stuff… the stuff that helps me.

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