7 QUICK WAYS TO CALM YOUR ANGER
Article By Pastor Ernest Scott
1. Remember Mark 4:39
We must always remember that we are all made out of the image of God. That means we have power over our peace. Trials and tribulations will come and go, but one thing is for sure, we don't have to give in to the works of the flesh. Man is a spirit that possesses a soul that lives in a body. We must always remember that we have the power over our emotions and that we can't afford to lose our minds over things we can't control. Even with this said and done, there will be times in life when you miss the mark. And when this occurs in your life, remember those three particular words that Jesus spoke. Peace Be Still, and shortly afterward, the waters calmed, and the storm seized. So when the storms of life blow in your direction, know that you have control over your emotions, and you can either decide to have peace or to react according to how you feel.
2. Walk Away
When things get heated, the thing to do right then and there is to walk away. It will give you a fresh start and a chance to get your mind in order. It also diffuses the situation because a specific reaction causes most disputes. So if you don't react in a way to put fuel on the fire, it won't stay lit.
3. Close Your Eyes
In some situations, you won't be able to walk away. And you will have to deal with the situation. When this happens, the best thing to do is to close your eyes and picture yourself in a peaceful place. It's that simple. It will give you a new awareness of what is happening. In this case, closing your eyes will help you calm down.
4. Find some Solitude
Finding a place of peace, also known as a quiet place, it will help you tremendously a calm place where you can get peace instantly when being in that environment. Or if you are not near a place where you know you can get peace find one that will temporarily give you the peace needed to deal with your problem. For many people, it's someone in the environment that is causing the issues. So when this occurs, try to stay away from the problem as much as possible, even if it means going out of your way to avoid conflict.
5. Go Outside
Sometimes by just getting some fresh air can help immensely. Taking adequate time to get your mind off the situation has a tremendous impact on the problem. Fresh air can also be peaceful, especially if you are inside working all the time. God designed us for the inside and outside, and when we get adequate amounts of fresh air, it's healthy for the body, mind, and soul.
6. Find some water
Water is very relaxing and calming. Especially waterfalls and streams that flow continually. The noise of the water rushing by or falling gives a very serene feeling in your mind, body, and spirit. So keep this in mind when trying to find ways to calm your anger.
7. Meditate in the word of God
God promises in his word that he will keep you in perfect peace if you keep your mind focused on him. Does this mean you won't get angry? No, but it means you will not stay mad and end up sinning against God.
Remember, sin brings judgment, so there will be times when you will get angry, but don't allow yourself to do things that you will regret. So by meditating in the word of God, you will develop wisdom, and it will help keep you out of having an emotional outburst. 7 Quick Ways To Calm Your Anger Article By Pastor Ernest Scott