It would be nice if we could just never feel anger, but it happens. It happens when someone treats us poorly. It happens when we get screwed over. Sometimes it happens when we see a Tweet that we don’t like. Instead of blowing up – and blowing up our day and productivity – it’s important to try to release our anger in a positive way so that we can get back to doing what we need and want to do.
You know you are getting angry when you start to feel hot and want to swear or punch something. Anger can cause you to lose control of your ability to keep quiet or look at people with kind eyes. Thinking that you want to hurt someone is a sure sign of being angry, and when you let yourself go down the rabbit hole of anger, you can do things that are harmful to yourself and others.
Anger is your enemy. It keeps you stuck in a negative place and doesn’t have your best interest at heart. Releasing anger as quickly as possible is the best thing you can do for yourself. The following affirmations can help you react to anger differently and change how it affects you.
9 Affirmations To Turn Anger Into A More Productive State
1. I Put My Focus On Something Productive When I’m Feeling Anger
When you are angry, your focus is on what’s making you angry and that focus keeps you in a state of anger. Understanding this can make all the difference when you want to get out of an angry state. You need to shift your focus to something else. And you might as well put it on something productive that requires a lot of your attention.
Affirm to yourself that you can put your focus on something more productive whenever you want to – even in the height of anger – and you will find yourself switching gears as quickly as you can from anger to productivity.
2. I Am Better When I Let Go Of Anger
If you want to get back to being productive, then affirm to yourself that you are a better person when you let go of anger. Your thoughts are better, your feelings are better, your abilities are better, and your life is better. Why hold onto something that is making you worse?
3. I Don’t Like To Punish Myself
Begin in an intense state of anger is a simple way to punish yourself. Especially if you are angry with yourself!
But do you like to punish yourself?
You may think you need to publish yourself for some reason, but you don’t. You are the one person who can consistently give yourself the love and respect you deserve, so do it. Let go of the anger because, when it comes down to it, you are not someone who likes to punish yourself.
4. I’m Great At Dealing With Unpleasant Situations
It’s important to affirm to yourself that you are someone who is great at dealing with unpleasant situations, even ones that make you angry.
You are someone who can be calm and rational and work through the situation with as much grace as possible. You can do this because you are smart, have experience with unpleasant situations, and know that you are better when you let go of anger.
The more you affirm this to yourself, the more you will find yourself letting go of anger quickly and, instead, dealing with what you need to deal with as a mature adult.
5. I Value Inner Peace
Inner peace can help you tackle your day with a high amount of productivity. When at peace, you don’t get stuck in negative emotions that can keep you from doing productive things.
What do you value more?
- Being angry at someone or something for a long time.
- Feeling a sense of inner peace despite what’s going on?
I’m willing to bet it’s feeling inner peace.
If it is, then affirm to yourself that you value it and put it above anything.
Let it be your mantra in times of stress and happiness.
Let inner peace be something that you strive for at all times.
6. I Always Get Busy Taking Action On Change
What made you angry? How can you reduce your anger? What can you do to make sure this doesn’t happen again?
When you start to create a plan to eliminate current and future anger, you will shift your focus onto something more productive.
Take some time to write down as much information as possible about the situation and how you can change it. The more you write, the more likely you will be to stumble on something that you can do right now to reduce your anger around a certain situation and prevent it from happening again.
Sometimes you will find that you need to adjust your expectations or boundaries. Sometimes you will just come to the conclusion that you need to avoid a certain place.
7. My Thoughts Are Not Reality
You can think you are a bird but doesn’t make you a bird.
Just because you think something doesn’t mean it’s true.
When we are angry, we get way too caught up in our thoughts, as if they are true.
- He hates me.
- She is a mean-spirited person who is trying to take me down.
- I’m a loser who will never accomplish anything.
Thoughts. Not reality.
What else can you think when you are angry?
Try something ridiculous. For instance, if someone is pissing you off, you might be thinking that they are a jerk who needs to be put in their place. That will perpetuate your anger. Instead, choose to think something ridiculous, such as ‘They just got back from the moon, and they are jetlagged. They want to ride their purple elephant to the nearest Starbucks and order their favorite drink, but I’m standing in their way. I guess I’ll just get out of it, and they can be on their way.’
The more ridiculous you make it, the more likely you will be able to let go of some or all of the anger and move on to something more productive.
8. So Many Good Things Happen In My Life
Raising your vibration from anger to something better will help you let go of the anger and move towards something more productive. take a look at the emotions above anger on the vibrational scale below and think about what you can easily move to if you want.
The good news is that we move to a better feeling in an instant with the right tools.
The best tool to raise your vibration when you are angry is gratitude.
Flip whatever you are angry about on its side with all the good things that have happened and continue to happen in your life.
For instance, if someone is pissing you off, you can flip the script in your mind about how rude or arrogant they are being and think about all the lovely people who have come into your life. Focus on the moments you’ve had with them and the love or kindness they’ve shown you.
When you can change your vibrational level, you can change how you view your reality.
9. I Have A Great Sense Of Humor
Sometimes there’s no way around someone or something that is making you angry, so it’s important to affirm to yourself that you have a great sense of humor and can see the funny in anything.
When you use this affirmation, you will look for something that is comical and find it. Then you will feel a little less angry and a little more amused at the situation, which will help you quickly shift from anger to better emotions where you can be rational and deal with the issue.
For instance, my friend has an insane neighbor who wears a tube sock outfit around her yard. She complains about everything and she’s very confrontational. He often focuses on how funny she looks in her tube sock as she tries to be serious. If that doesn’t work, he will find the humor in what she’s complaining about, which is usually something ridiculous, such as a leaf blew into her yard from his.
You can find the funny if you look, and then you can help rationally diffuse the situation from a high vibrational emotion and move on.