I’m F**king Pissed Off
Strategies to Calm the F**k Down!! (please excuse the profanity)
So, I’m a little perturbed today, I love people and being around people, it makes me happy, and that’s what the Full Circle Coaching community is all about but being around each other is “not allowed” right now. I normally don’t get this riled up but circumstances are really strange right now.
So, I decided to vent. I don’t really like feeling angry, and I know how important it is to shift out of anger to something better but sometimes I just get stuck!
So here are the things I’m doing daily or even several times a day to help myself shift out of this negative space, maybe one of these could help you if you find yourself in a similar place.
Please enjoy my rant or not! It’s up to you 🤪
Yes this is a real therapy that works well (at least that’s what my mom taught us when me and my sisters were little and fighting with each other or frustrated with things. She would have us go outside and scream at the top of our lungs.) It works, try it! Go outside, take a deep breath and just SCREAM!! A few times as needed. You will instatly feel a release and feel better. Be careful not to hurt your vocal cords and hydrate after!!
Hit The Pillow
Set a timer for 7 minutes and then start hitting a pillow with your hand or fist or a toy bat while screaming out loud about how angry you are, how unfair everything is and how this situation f**king sucks! 7 min is a very long time. You might get tired after just 1 maybe 2 minutes but keep going, you will get it all out. Be considerate of kids and animals as they may get frightened!
Dance Your Anger Out! Here is a sample of some great dancers from the Full Circle community that dared to share theie moves! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpt_1t1pqsU&feature=youtu.be
Put on your headphones or blast your speakers with your favorite up-beat song and start dancing like a wild person! Even if you fake it for 30 seconds your body will start to feel good. And remember it’s good to feel good. Keep going for at least a whole song or two! I’ve asked a few of my athletes and friends at Athletix Rehab to dance a little – tell me you are not laughing while and after you do this. I love this one!!!
Emotional Freedom Technique also known as Tapping, is a great way to move the negative energy out of your body by tapping on specific meridian points. There are lots of free videos on YouTube – just type in “tapping for anger, sadness, or anything.” Here’s a link to The Tapping Solution App – https://www.thetappingsolution.com/blog/tapping-solution-app/ It is extremely helpful if you don’t know what to say while you are tapping. This is well worth the investment of $10, they cover all topics and have a bunch specifically for Covid 19. I’m happy to tap with anyone if you want to learn how to tap or need some help. Set up a call at this LINK!
Watch the video to see where to tap on your face and body.
For the purpose of this subject I’ll pick the topic of anger to tap on. Feel free to substitute your words, in place of mine for your feelings. It’s good to rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 before you start and then check in after you tap to see if you are feeling better. Most of the time it is lower, sometimes not, but keep tapping and voicing anything that you are feeling.
As you are tapping through the points (watch the video) and say out loud – “Even though I feel very angry and sad about what is going on right now, I deeply and completely love and accept myself and how I feel. Even though I just feel like crap and have no energy with everything that’s going on, I accept who I am and how I feel, and I love and honor myself and all of my feelings. Even though this situation totally f**king sucks, and that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon, I accept who I am and how I feel.”
Take a deep breath and move thru the points for a negative round. Saying out loud “This situation really stinks. I really don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m actually freaking out a bit, no I’m actually freaking out a lot! I really am concerned about all this uncertainty and how people are acting and what to do. All this fear, anger and uncertainty.”
Take a deep breath you can do that round again if you are still feeling angry. Or if you are feeling better, move to a positive round.
I think I’m ready to release some of these feelings! This situation sucks, I feel so bad I don’t have any control over anything. I feel like the world is falling apart, I really hate these feelings, I’m a positive person but right now it’s just hard to see the silver linings, but what if I could chose to see things differently in some way. What if I can remember to use some of the many tools I normally practice to help myself shift. What if I could just stay open and accept where I am right now. I can choose to just focus on this moment and this moment is actually pretty good. But wait, the world is going crazy, but even so I can choose to focus on how I can be helpful. Just tapping and thinking about this really helps me feel better. There really are a lot of resources for helping the way I feel. So now, I’m choosing to use those tools and resources and I really do feel better! This stuff actually works!!”
Duh!!! This is my daily go to. Elevating your heart rate releases endorphins and those make you feel good. It’s important for me to do some kind of movement every single day. Why? Because I have to, I simply rely on those endorphins, feel good hormones to help me handle just about anything. So I am still training daily, strength training, biking, running and yoga are all things that anyone of us can continue to do and really can help you shift out of anger and frustration. So please continue your training. All of my VIP athletes are receiving their online training programs and my for my group athletes I am providing online classes for the duration of this situation. Check out my Full Circle Coaching Youtube Channel under strength for some follow along videos.
Need help with any kind of training please reach out for online group or custom training. I’ve been doing this for a living for 23 years and can help ypu stay motivated and on track, setting new goals to get stronger faster and fitter. Other great resources are available on the Full Circle Coaching.com/blog, the Full Circle Coaching Facebook page, Full Circle Coaching Instagram and our YouTube channel.
Just smelling certain smells can shift a negative mood and low energy instantly. Essential oils are a great, healthy, pure smell that I use every single day. I only use d0TERRA® brand essential oils because they are certified pure with no toxins which is not true for most generic brands, so please be careful which ones you are using.
Some of my favorite mood shifters are citrus and peppermint oils. To lift your mood try lavender which can really help with feelings of stress and anxiety. They also have a few blends that I love like Balance, Anchor and Adaptive blends . They have amazing immune boosting solutions as well, tea tree, oregano, on guard and Breathe Blends , If you are interested in an essential oils consultation on what to get and how to use them, please set up a call with me. You can get wholesale prices and free oils with memberships. I am considering an interactive webinar to learn more. Please reply to this email if this interests you.
This is a daily routine of mine every morning and every night. Meditation is way easier than you think it is, and there are so many free opportunities to try it. Apps like Head Space, Wake Up, Insight Timer, Power of Calm, and the Chopra center is currently offering a FREE 21 Day Mediation called “Hope in Uncertain Times” sign up HERE now!
Cuddle and touch with your loved ones, – be vulnerable with how you feel, let it out, cry and talk about what you are feeling (even tap while you say these things to move this energy out). YOur body will fel so much better letting your feeling out. If no loved ones are around you have fur babies they are always there for you too! I rely on my fur babies daily when my family is not close.
This is just a short list and there are so many other things you can do, please reach out if you need any help or just want to share how you handle your anger and stress.
Set up a call with me or text me here now 786-586-6057. I hope this helps you in some way, these are all tools I have used for many years and the world needs some stress relief right now.
Wishing you well,
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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom and much much more.