Being free from anger is liberating beyond explanation. See, anger is a negative emotion that takes more than it gives, unless you are talking about giving you disease. Being free from anger is something we must all strive to achieve. Continue reading so you can learn how to be free from anger.
A lot of people struggle with anger management. There used to be a time in my life when I did too. It didn’t take a lot to anger me, and when I did get angry, it was excessive.
Let me tell you. I once blew up at my boss at work. I stood up in a meeting of more than one hundred people and called out the boss that everyone, including myself, was scared of.
That might have been brave because I was standing up for my rights. But it was the wrong way to go about doing that. Since then, I’ve consciously stepped away from that kind of anger, and anger altogether.
A life free from anger is a life of freedom in every way imaginable. You free up your spirit to focus on the positive and in the process, you free up your body to enjoy that positivity.
Here’s how you can be free from anger:
- Get into God’s word
I know. It seems like this is my first answer to every question. Well, the truth is, it is. The word of God is literally a manual for your life. It has the answer to every question you have right now.
The word of God tells us to not go to bed angry, and it tells us to love each other. It tells us to patiently put up with each other.
There’s no anger evident in any of the scenarios above. And in the first scenario, the word of God comes right out and condemns anger.
So, be free from anger by getting into God’s word and meditating on it. Pray to God for guidance. Read my 10 easy tips to improve your prayer life.
- Avoid anything that triggers your anger
Avoid people who make you angry. If it means changing the people you hang around with, then so be it.
If it’s someone at work or school who you can’t avoid, then converse with them only in matters concerning work or school so you limit the chances of them saying something that makes you angry. This will definitely help you be free from anger.
- Practice forgiveness
I’ve already mentioned patiently putting up with each other. Now, go further by forgiving others for the wrongs they’ve done to you.
Everyone makes mistakes, including you. And everyone deserves forgiveness for their mistakes, including you. Forgive others just as you’d like them to forgive you and by doing this you will be free from anger.
If you hold grudges, you open yourself up to a lot of heartache, which births diseases. Plus, holding grudges robs you of healthy relationships and we know that healthy relationships are one of the key components of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.
Read my post: a simple healthy lifestyle requires healthy relationships.
- Address your personal issues and make peace with your life
Sometimes all you need to be free from anger is to address the issues in your life. And these are issues no one else but you might know of. Maybe you are struggling with addictions.
It’s common that when you are frustrated with your private things, you tend to take them out on others in the form of anger.
Instead of lashing out, address your addictions. Lean on the word of God, and seek counseling. You shouldn’t be alone in your time of need and there are a lot of people who are ready to help you so you can be free from anger.
- Live a simple life
This is extremely important. I know the world today encourages cut-throat competition and a high lifestyle few can afford.
Don’t let people dictate how you should live. Read this post on having the guts to live life on your own terms.
Be clear about what you want. Know yourself enough to know the kind of life you want to lead and be firm about it. I have these 6 useful tips to know yourself better.
A simple life is the best life. Simple means affordable, and you can never go wrong with affordable.
Living a life you can’t afford burdens you, and this breeds anger. So be free from anger by living simply, quietly, minding your own business.
The final word
Do everything you can in order to be free from anger. Freedom from anger will liberate you and attract good things into your life.
You’ll have the best that life has to offer, and though challenges will arise, your new attitude will ensure you deal with challenges with amazing positivity that will enable you to always emerge triumphant at the other end of your problems.
Thank you for reading this post. I know a lot of people struggle to be free from anger. Are you struggling too? Let us know. If you’ve struggled to be free from anger before but you managed to conquer your anger, please share with us how you did that.
You’ll also be interested in:
10 biblical truths to overcome sinful anger by biblestudytools.com
3 ways to break free from anger by huffingtonpost.com
Keys to powerful living: overcoming anger by cbn.com