Most of my life, I felt like it was my job to keep my emotions under wraps.
Never rock the boat.
And generally be a good girl.
And I was miserable because of it.
Until a few years ago when I realized that I was filled to the brim with unspoken hurts and anger… some of it had been bottled up for so long that it had fermented into rage… and it was time to start finding ways to let it out (safely). Because it was eating me up from the inside and making me miserable.
If you’ve ever bottled up anger, felt scared that you would make someone upset because you didn’t agree with them, and did everything in your power to never let anyone else see the slightest hint that you might be upset, then this week’s video is for you.
A couple of links related to this week’s video:
- 5 Signs That You’re Too Nice
- What Oprah Knows For Sure About Letting Go of Anger (plus more from that episode of LifeClass) — as always, golden nuggets of wisdom from Ms O.
- Why “Let It Go” Really Won Best Song at the Oscars
Let me know in the comments below: how do you handle anger?
Click here to tweet this: “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
P.S. It’s worth mentioning that I don’t think anger in and of itself is a “bad” emotion. There are no “bad” emotions. Emotions just are what they are. But when we bottle things up, they spoil like milk and block us from a fulfilling, flowing life.