Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
― Mark Twain
We overeaters often find anger a dangerous emotion. How many times have we stuffed our angry feelings down with food when we should have expressed it?
For many of us, anger is a strong and overwhelming trigger to eat. As children we are taught to be nice and please others. But what happens when people or situations displease us? Or when we say yes to something when we really mean no? Do we pretend that nothing is wrong and remain silent, only later to do a slow burn right to the refrigerator?
Some of us are such experts at repressing and avoiding our feelings that we might not even know we are angry. All we know is that suddenly we have an overwhelming urge to eat … a lot. Eating because we are angry at someone is a form of self-abuse. Who is being harmed by it? We are.
It takes courage and self-assertion skills to handle anger well. We don’t have to be mean or get ugly. It means we honor our needs and worth as people. If someone is stepping on our toes, we can let them know politely that their behavior isn’t acceptable to us. If that isn’t possible we can release our anger by going for a walk, calling a friend, praying, meditating, writing in a journal, or chanting until our anger dissipates.
If we have problems with saying no, we can practice by saying no to small things that have little consequence until we build up the courage to say no to more important things. If we want to overcome our overeating, we must be vigilant about the people we surround ourselves with. If people continue to violate our boundaries or anger us in some way, we may need to distance ourselves, detach emotionally, or remove them from our lives. Our health, serenity and happiness depend upon it.
The person who can’t step up is soon stepped on or stepped over.
—Catherine L. Taylor
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- Do I routinely say yes to things when I really mean no?
- Am I afraid of displeasing other people? Am I afraid they will get angry with me?
- Do I think other people’s feelings are more important than my feelings, needs, and wants?
- When did I learn this belief?
- Am I ready to make my own wants and needs important?
- Do I know what my needs really are?
My wants, needs and feelings matter.
I speak and stand in my own truth.
I say no firmly and assertively.
I have tools to handle difficult emotions.
I am ready to stand up and be counted.
I have a right to take care of myself.
Letting go of anger lightens my spirit and my stomach.
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