What are the best steps on how to control your ego and anger?
The ego is important for survival, but also creates attachments, suffering, and resistance, which eventually leads to anger & frustration.
Thoughts, sensations, perceptions, and feelings are all finite objects of the ego-mind. And, unfortunately feeling angry is tied directly to the ego.
The feelings and sensations which trigger an anger fuelled emotion are all tried to your ego’s current perception of a situation.
By disassociating yourself from the ego-mind, you create a sense of space and freedom.
Instead of associating yourself with anger, you can simply acknowledge the anger and let it go much faster.
So, what are the best ways to control the ego and defuse anger?
There are many benefits of meditation towards controlling your thoughts, sensations, and feelings.
A nutritious diet plan and effective training plan will also help promote a healthy mind-body connection.
Creating a mind, body and spiritual connection is the fastest way to control the ego and anger.
Let’s dive into some key steps below.
1. A Daily Meditation Schedule
Although we don’t know an exact date when meditation started, experts agree that it’s most probably been around for thousands of years.
Meditation can be an effective way to connect spiritually as well as the mind-body connection.
Having a regular meditation schedule is a great practice for controlling your anger, as well as many other physical & mental benefits.
Meditation allows the process of disassociation with the ego to take place, giving you more space and patience.
Learning how to meditate can be as simple as putting aside 10-15 minutes each day.
The spiritual advantage of meditation can also help with controlling the ego and your anger.
Meditation helps you understand that you are not your ego, the ego is just a group of finite objects which come and go.
The real you is awareness or consciousness. Having this knowledge has a dramatic effect on your life.
For one, you’re no longer dictated by your ego. You’re now just the observer of the thoughts, sensations, feelings, and perceptions.
The following methods can be used to help associate yourself with awareness instead of the ego:
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It’s important to remember that we have an ego for a reason, and it’s designed to help us survive.
By understanding the nature of the ego-mind, you will be able to live a much healthier life with fewer attachments & suffering.
2. Regular Training Routine
Having a regular training routine has many benefits for physical and mental health.
Body recomposition is a very effective training type for getting physically stronger and decreasing body fat at the same time.
For this reason, we incorporate body recomposition into our mind and body challenge.
The following NCBI study has shown that regular exercise had a significant impact on stress levels and creating a greater sense of well-being.
By following a regular training program, you’re able to let go of tension in the body which can cause a release of negative energy and anger.
There are many different types of exercise you can choose from. It’s important to find a style of training which suits your lifestyle.
Some people prefer outdoor jogging or cycling compared with training in the gym. The answer will be different for everyone.
However, to have the fastest body composition results, try to add body recomposition as well as HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), at least 3 times per week.
3. Practise Regular Mindfulness
As with meditation, mindfulness has been around for thousands of years with various spiritual, religious, and non-religious practices.
Mindfulness is great for redirecting your attention internally to the present moment, when you have less control over a situation.
Regular practice will help with learning and your memory, as well as build self-awareness & compassion.
The great thing about mindfulness is you can start practicing anywhere you like.
If you find yourself in a stressful situation at work or with family, just simply bring your awareness internally to the present moment.
Become the observer of your thoughts, sensations, feelings, and perceptions.
Don’t give any power to the ego-mind, especially in stressful situations.
Acknowledge the situation without any judgment or attachments. With practice, you will notice you become less reactive in these situations.
Try to also focus on being non-resistant to the present moment. By resisting a situation, you ultimately create suffering, frustration, and anger.
If you just let the present moment be without any resistance, the situation becomes easier with less attachments.
Here are some simple steps to start practicing mindfulness:
- Start by finding a quiet place, and you can also apply mindfulness to everyday situations with work or at home.
- Set yourself 10-15 minutes. After a few sessions, you can extend this time as long as you like.
- Start to notice any sensations in the body, notice the rhythm of your breathing.
- Notice your external surroundings, become intimately aware of all your external surroundings in the present moment.
- Become aware of the moments when thoughts start to arise. Just observe them without any attachment or focus.
- Make sure you don’t judge any thoughts or sensations which may arise, just simply let them be.
That’s all you need to get started. Take your time and extend the sessions slowly, and try different locations.
In conclusion, if you do find it hard to control the ego and anger, these key steps will definitely help.
The ego is a fundamental tool for living our lives. The goal is to not destroy the ego, but understand and control the limitations of the ego.
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