How to Calm Your Anger with a Thank You Letter!
This week I had to deal with one conflict after another- everything from extremely frustrating customer service to vendors not meeting their deadlines. Typically, I handle conflict fairly well but this week I found myself feeling more frustrated, stressed and anxious with each interaction.
To make matters worse, I just couldn’t LET IT GO. I tried to relax with calming baths and even a little bit of scotch ;) but I would still head to bed stewing over the latest conflict and wake up all night from stressful dreams on the same subject.
But after receiving a particularly abrasive email, I found a technique that seemed to help me calm down.
Instead of writing a scathing response back, I approached my email with a sense of thankfulness.
I thanked them for taking the time to express their thoughts in such detail.
I thanked them for being patient with me while I learned a new process.
I thanked them for their continued support as we evolved through this journey together.
By the time I pressed the send button, I had released all of my anger. I went about my day without giving that situation another thought.
This very specific thank you letter helped me release my anger in a way that my past gratitude journals could never supply.
So, if you find yourself struggling with anger, I highly encourage you to write a thank you letter to that specific event. I promise, it’s worth trying!
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