When you feel angry or disappointed with someone, you may have two reactions. You either react explosively or bottle up feelings. I generally take the latter route.
Important to Accept You Feel Angry or Sad
Instead of shutting off the feelings or reacting quickly even, why not simply accept what you feel? Don’t take any action. Just take a step back and allow yourself to feel this way.
When you’re angry or sad with a co-worker, stranger, or even a loved one, it’s important to tell yourself that you have a right to feel this way.
When You Feel Mixed Emotions Toward a Loved One…
When I feel pissed off at someone close to me, after I feel angry, then I immediately feel guilty for even feeling angry in the first place.
But this is not a healthy reaction. When you can accept how you feel, you become comfortable with your emotional side. And it allows you to open up as well.
You Can Have a Honest Conversation and Come Up with a Solution
You can finally face the person in question and talk about how you felt. You can discuss what made you feel angry or sad. This fosters a healthy line of communication in your relationships.
Have you felt this way? How did you accept your emotions? Please share with me in the comments.