Don’t let anger cloud your mind.
Don’t let it distract you from assessing the situation to see what the best course of action may be.
Anger can cloud your mind, preventing you from seeing things clearly. Under the influence of such a bias, you can easily end up saying stupid things. You can even make rash decisions in the heat of the moment.
If it’s a small thing, this is not so bad. But if the issue is something important – then you need to be mindful of the effect that anger can have. Be mindful that if you make a quick, stupid decision whilst your mind is still under the influence of anger – then it may cost you more time, effort and money to fix up your mistakes.
Sometimes, people may even play games to push your buttons on purpose. And if you fall for it, get mad and lose your cool – you lose your ability to assess the situation clearly – they win, you lose.
Sometimes, it may be better to take just a temporary loss for the potential for a greater gain. But if someone one up’s on you and you get incredulous – you waste all that time and energy that could have better been used in a more productive way.
How do you know when you’re in such a confused, clouded state of anger?
When you are thinking thoughts like this:
- They done me wrong
- She took advantage of me and played me for a fool
- Can you believe what they did to me?!!!
So just be careful when making important decisions when your mind is still in a state of hurt and anger – as it could just be the anger talking and not what’s necessarily the best course of action.
Sometimes, waiting til the angry clouds clear a bit can help you assess the situation more clearly and THEN take the best course action based on what limited or complete information you may have at the time.
So don’t let anger cloud your mind.