"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."― Mark Twain
Thank you Mr. Twain! I know this to be true because I can feel it. But how do I get rid of it? That is the "million dollar" question of the week. How do I get rid of my anger and frustration? We all get angry. Sometimes its for small things, sometimes its for big things and sometimes it's a bunch of things all piled together. For me, it was a bunch of small things that happened one right after another. I got two parking tickets, a girl hit my car and is now lying about it and certain people in my life are just getting on my nerves. I was exhausted this week and so done with it all. I didn't even want to get out of bed because I didn't want to deal with the annoyance of life.
It got to the point where I was angry for being angry. I thought, this is getting a little ridiculous. Lets do something proactive about this situation. I decided to take a boxing class at "Boxing City" in Marina Del Rey. At this point, I had accepted the feeling of anger and was ready to punch my way out of it. That is exactly what I did. For an hour, I punched the hell out of a punching bag. This was incredibly therapeutic and a great release of negative energy. I'm not going to lie, my angry feelings didn't just magically disappear but they faded dramatically. Now that anger didn't consume me, I was able to gain back some perspective. It was this perspective that allowed me to start seeing and appreciating all the good again.
If you believe in the "Law of Attraction," you might like this. Now that those angry feelings are gone, I'm feeling really positive. So while I was writing this, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, called me and said that my rental car is going to be a brand new Jaguar while my car is getting fixed.
"Good things happen when you get your priorities straight."- Scott Caan