It's time to take a deep breath.
It’s hard to do the mature thing sometimes. We know what we SHOULD do, but what we WANT to do always seems to win out in the end. It’s a truth all of us know too well — someone does something to piss you off and instead of just walking away from the situation, you let him or her have it. "They deserved it," is what you tell yourself to justify your actions.
But when we let our anger get the best of us, we tend to say things we really don’t mean — and the wrong combination of words can ruin a relationship in no time.
What’s worse is that we always seem to hurt the ones we love in the most unkind way — we know just what to say to cut them the deepest. So in the end, any situation can be resolved with a calm, cool head.
Getting back at your cheating ex by throwing a vase at his head, cutting up his clothes, lighting said clothes on fire and throwing them out the window as well as taking a golf club to his beloved car are ideas that have probably crossed your mind. Acting on them would definitely (probably) feel good. Hell hath no fury like a women scorned.
But at the end of the day, your feelings of hurt and betrayal would still be there. So what good has revenge really done you? (Not to mention that he might file charges against you ... )
Take these wise words of wisdom under advisement too next time you have those strong feelings of hate and anger.
"Life is going to get hard sometimes. So get the fuck up and get your shit together. You're either an ocean or a puddle. People walk through puddles like they're nothing. Oceans fucking destroy cities." — Unknown
"One minute of anger weakens your immune system for 4-5 hours. One minute of laughter boosts your immune system for over 24 hours." — Unknown
"When you let anger get the best of you, it brings out the worst in you." — Unknown
"Never speak from a place of hate, anger, jealousy, or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips. Sometimes it's best to be quiet." — Tony Gaskins
"Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace." — Jonathan Lockwood Huie
"How beautiful it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged." — Unknown
"Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die." — Buddha
"Fall seven times and stand up eight." — Unknown
"Cheer the fuck up!" — Unknown
"You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger." — Gautama Buddha
"That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt." — John Green
"Don't mask it. Everyone masks it. And if feeling your heartbreak feels unbearable then you're doing it right." — Leo Christopher
"Not everyone will get. Move on." — Unknown
"Don't be angry with people who don't have the capacity to change." — Unknown
"Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go." — Mooji