The following free anger management worksheets are provided to help you resolve stubborn anger.
Sometimes something happens which feels so “wrong” that it “seems” unforgivable. But holding on to anger does not hurt the other person … it really hurts us.
As explained in “How to Deal with Anger,” anger has two parts: a mental part and a physical part.
Once we resolve the mental part of anger, the physical part is much easier to deal with.
These anger management worksheets are designed to help you resolve the mental part of anger. Using them can be an important first step in setting yourself free from the burden of unresolved anger.
Examine the Effects of Anger in Your Life
Take some time to write down your honest answers to these questions.
As you realize the toll anger is taking on your life you may discover a stronger motivation to resolve it and move on.
Imagine your life without this anger.
Answering these questions honestly will help you gain a vision of a better life you can choose to move toward.
The past can not ever really be changed. Whatever happened … happened.
But the good news is - if you allow it, the past is done. It is over. It is kaput.
Accept it and move on to better things. The past can not be changed. But our understanding and feelings about the past can be changed. That is where healing can take place.
In the present, we can heal our feelings about the past.
Gaining Understanding, Compassion and Forgiveness
Now it is time to explore motivation. Get into the other guys shoes. See how they feel. Walk in them for awhile.
Gaining this understanding can be very powerful.
I remember hearing a story of a person on the New York City subway.
(I heard this story from Steven Covey.)
A man and his two children got on the train.
The children were running wild through the train.
They were making noise and disturbing other travelers.
The man seemed oblivious.
He did nothing to try and control them.
The storyteller was feeling angry at the man.
The man ended up sitting next to someone and started talking.
He began to cry.
Later the story teller discovered what was going on in the man’s life.
The man and his two children had just come from the hospital.
The man’s wife had just died.
Now the storyteller felt no anger.
He felt compassion.
He understood what it was like, even for a moment to walk in the other man’s shoes.
When you gain this level of understanding and compassion for the people around you, your anger will disappear.
PDF Download of these Free Anger Management Worksheets
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Printing them out and writing your answers down will help you get the full value of this material.
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