The Five Steps to Mindfully Releasing Anger

releasing anger Past anger—whether a grudge, resentment, pent-up rage, or a slight committed by someone you were close to years ago and never forgave—is like a millstone hanging around your neck. The people and situations you haven’t moved past can create emotional and physical problems that will affect your health, and lead you to act that anger out on innocent parties who love and support you.

What to do? Release that toxicity in a healthy and meaningful way, and rid yourself of those septic feelings forever. Here are my five steps to accomplish that:

STEP 1: GET YOUR ANGER PERCOLATING

The first step to moving old anger up and out is to awaken it—get it bubbling and stirring inside you, like the way coffee percolates inside an old-fashioned coffee maker.

Then focus on your breath. By focusing your attention on your breath, your mindfulness of it also keeps you in the now, relaxing you and helping you experience the sensations, emotions, and other internal activities that tell you what is going on with you.

STEP 2: MOVE YOUR FEELINGS OUT THROUGH WRITING

The hands, feet, and voice are key channels for releasing emotional energy from the body. Therefore, writing—which connects the mind and the hands—can facilitate a powerful release. This technique, can effectively get stuck emotions moving up and out of the body, thereby reducing or preventing the toxic emotional buildup that may be spilling out all over your life.

Writing down your emotions—without judging them—is one of the quickest ways to become aware of what’s going on inside you.

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