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Angry at Life? Try this.


Matt Booth

As we all experience this crazy time in life we wanted to share some content from our friend Matt Booth to help you get through those harder days. Check out this "Midweek Wake Up", if it helps you we encourage you to share it with someone in your life. We hope you find the ideas helpful! Take care!


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Are you angry at life? Are you easily annoyed or offended? Do you often react to people and events in a negative manner? Ever have 'One of Those Days'?

It’s OK to have 'One of Those Days', we’ve all been there and done that. However, it is not OK to live most of your life in 'One of Those Days'! Maybe it's because it's an election year, but I’ve noticed many people living as if they are angry at life. Being angry at life is not really living at all. It is hard to care for, or even like someone, who has that 'angry at life' mindset. Most people don’t want to be around someone who is angry at life.

You probably know someone who is angry at life. You may wonder why they are so angry. Maybe they don’t know how to stop being that way, or maybe they appear more negative than they are. People who are angry at life probably have many issues going on that leave them feeling powerless, frustrated, and distorts their perspective and relationships with the rest of the world.

Anger changes the way you perceive people and situations. Anger keeps you from enjoying many things that can bring you joy. Anger takes control of your life and you begin to see events in the worst possible way. Anger leads to sadness, depression, stress, and giving up. Anger takes away your energy and motivation. An 'angry at life' person is a hopeless victim. 

If you are angry at life, here is a list. It will take more than nice sayings to help you. 

  • Make a list of the things you are thankful for. 
  • Meditate at least once per day.
  • Listen to positive music.
  • Focus on things to be appreciated.
  • Try very hard to find something positive in every situation. 
  • Every problem is an opportunity.
  • You can always learn something.
  • Difficult times build character.
  • Think positive.

These suggestion/ideas will NOT help you, if the problem is severe. If you are very angry at life, go get some help. If you live with or are related to someone who is angry at life, help them go get some help. If you work with someone who is angry at life, look for a new job. If you meet someone who is angry at life, introduce them to another angry person and run like hell.

Most of your world and your experience in it is a direct result of the attitude you choose to have. Yes, it is OK to have 'one of those days', because bad things happen to good people all the time. That's life! However, much of the world is not by happenstance, but determined by the attitude you take. You do not have to be angry or negative. You can choose at any moment what to believe and how to interact with the world. Your experience is a direct result of your attitude. 


Written by Matt Booth - Certified Speaking Professional
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Topics: Midweek Wake Up, Motivation


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