Journaling has become a popular practice for many people. Writing our daily thoughts, dreams and goals down daily is a great discipline to develop in order to grow in so many different areas of our lives. Some people want to leave a journal for their children or grandchildren. Some people keep a journal of what foods they eat, places they traveled to, the list is endless.
Â Why not an anger journal? If I am working on controlling anger, wouldnt it be a good idea to actually record down those situations that caused me to feel angry. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to record what happened, what I felt like, what I did, how I reacted or responded?
The information I record in my anger journal can be used as a checklist that determines how well I may be using my tools. Perhaps I have a blind spot that can be exposed when I examine the info contained in my anger journal. Â Developing the habit of recording in my anger journal can condition me to be accountable daily for my actions, and can create an awareness and sensitivity to my actions that I was unable to understand without my journal. By analyzing the data in my journal, I may be able to see certain patterns of behavior that I need to work on. I can also see what is working and figure out how to continue to do what is working.
So how do I start an anger journal, and what information should I have in it? I am so glad you asked that question and I just happen to have a suggestion. What an amazing coincidence!
You can download a free sample anger journal along with our special report 10 tools you can use to control angerÂ by clicking here.