Anger is a natural, human emotion. There is nothing destructive about anger. It demands our attention when our health is in danger, when a boundary has been crossed, or when someone takes advantage of us. However, how one behaves when angry may be either destructive or constructive. Being mindful when angry does not mean the anger is ignored, suppressed or denied. Being mindful does not mean that one behaves in destructive ways. Rather, being mindful when angry means a) recognizing the anger, b) labeling it, and c) choosing the best action to take.
The least practiced happiness habit is self-compassion, yet it offers the biggest return on happiness when practiced. Hear Dr. John Schinnerer share the top 10 habits for greater happiness, along with a bit about self-compassion and 3 ways you can foster greater self-compassion in your own life.