Author: Mumsgather
•8/30/2006 10:34:00 AM
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I've got to learn to control my anger. I get easily riled up and then like a burst dam, everything that is negative spills forth unchecked and uncontrolled. It is not very nice.

I tense up. My breathing becomes laboured. My heart starts to palpitate. My voice changes in pitch, speed and loudness. I tend to speak very fast when I am angry. I don't stop to think of the consequences. And the situation is often made worse by my anger. Sometimes a small thing escalates into something even bigger.

There are times when I was unable to express my anger due to circumstances. During those occassions, I find that things are much more controlled after the anger subsides. Things were later discussed in a calm manner which got better results. Sometimes I find that after the anger subsides theres even no reason for any further discussion ie the anger had no justification to begin with. So thanks to the circumstances I did not get worked up for nothing!

Instead of allowing "circumstances" to control the situation, I will control my anger from now on. Next time I get angry, I will count to 10 and shut my gap and see what happens. I'm going to let go of my anger. I will not let my anger control me, instead, I shall control my anger. So there!

Meanwhile, here's a quote to help me remember that:

"If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow." - Chinese Proverb
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6 comments:

On 2:54 PM, August 30, 2006 , PabloPabla said...

You cannot control circumstances around you but you can control your attitude in dealing with circumstances!

 
On 5:08 PM, August 30, 2006 , mumsgather said...

pablopabla,
Thank you for another quote to add to my collection. :)

 
On 2:53 PM, August 31, 2006 , LaundryAmah said...

anger very hard to control leh..i too tend to burst out and sometimes the words all jumbled up!

 
On 9:36 AM, September 01, 2006 , mumsgather said...

laundryamah,
Hahaha. Yes, so angry till the words all jumbled up! It happens to me too. Thats what they mean when they say "can't think straight"

 
On 1:14 PM, September 01, 2006 , m.o.t.t said...

Actually, i also like dat. So difficult la.. when sooooo very very angry. I very ashamed of myself when i take it out on my kids

 
On 11:59 AM, September 04, 2006 , mumsgather said...

m.o.t.t.
We should especially try to control ourselves in front of the kids but I'm as bad as you. :P

 
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