I came across this quote earlier this week when I realized once again that so many of us have a very short fuse these days. After fuming about a particular situation for far too long (picture Allegra wondering why there was smoke coming out of my ears!), it reminded me that the only thing anger ever accomplishes is that it hurts you, not the person or situation you may be angry at.
So rather than stewing in my anger, I refocused my attention on doing a better job with all my usual self-care activities: eating healthy meals, exercising, spending time in nature, meditating, and above all, limiting my news intake even more. The latter is probably the most important, because lately, even just headlines can trigger a hefty dose of pandemic anger for me.
And of course, my self-care includes spending lots of time with Allegra. I know no better antidote to anger and stress than watching my little girl sleep peacefully in a sun puddle with not a care in the world.
Do you find yourself getting angry more than usual lately? How do you cope?