College Experience Reflective Journal Entry #28 Oct 12, 10
2. Strategies that I can use in the future when I get angry are writing my feelings down, cleaning something that needs cleaning, or going for a long walk.
Writing my feelings down would help me deal with the anger in a positive way by getting the feelings out, as opposed to keeping them bottled up inside, because I tend not to show my anger as much as I do other emotions. Writing the feelings down on paper would also give me something to burn when I do purification rituals. The burning of the paper is a way to get rid of the negative emotions and energies tied to the words written on it, which is cathartic and helps me clear my head.
Cleaning something that needs cleaning would help me deal with the anger in a positive way by channeling the emotion into energy and giving me the oomph I'd need to do the cleaning. It could be something like cleaning my room, or cleaning a sink that needs deep cleaning, or even cleaning up a thrift store find. This would help me by giving me something to focus on other than being angry, and it would also get something cleaned that needs cleaning, which is always a good thing.
Going for a long walk would help me deal with the anger by putting me into motion. It would be a physical activity, and since I tend to space off and leave emotions from home behind when I walk, it would help me clear my head. At the same time, it would channel the emotions into activity in a way that is beneficial to me, as walking is good exercise.