Friday, April 11, 2014

5 minute anger management

In this day and age, it just seems so silly that we let something like anger or frustration ruin entire days. It could be something small, like a parking ticket, cranky kid or being late to work. It could be a small fight with a lover, an annoying co-worker or the thought of impending bills. Regardless of what it is, it's seriously time that people learn to embrace the five minute rule.

This is where you give yourself five minutes to be as angry, upset or frustrated as you need to be, then you let it go. You build a paper airplane in your mind, load it with your emotions and then send that sucker flying out as far away from you as possible, never to return again.

I know it sounds crazy, but this tip can really change your life. The trick is in remembering the five year rule. If the issue that's upsetting you is going to effect you so much that it will ruin your life for the next five years, then go ahead and be upset for as long as you need. If not, get over it. It's not worth holding onto and allowing it to ruin your day and the day of those around you who don't deserve it either.

Remember, five minutes. No more, no less.

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