Stop Getting Angry And Take Back Control
I get angry and frustrated. I’m not proud of myself, yet it happens. I accept that this is a completely natural reaction to unpleasant circumstances but I try to disassociate myself from this term as much as possible.
People’s behavior impacts how I feel and how my day goes. I know it shouldn’t be that way, but unless I pack and move to a remote island, I will have to deal with other human beings.
As I look back on all the times when something ticked me off, I realize that most people are not out to get me. Most of them probably already have problems on their own, and the way they behave is just a form of release. They needed an outlet.
It was just unfortunate that when it happened, I was in their way for whatever reason. One time, a guy got mad at the barista because she got his order wrong. He yelled at her, turned around, and bumped into me spilling coffee all over myself. A classic example, right? Before I had time to react, he was out of the door.
Everyone is responsible for themselves. I need to hold myself accountable for how I behave and how I respond because it reflects who I am. It does not help for me to say that I behave poorly because someone made me.
— Esther George, Purposefullifenow.com