J has had a lot of anger toward a certain someone. Rightfully so. We've been doing anger work in therapy and it's been helping. A couple of weeks ago a lightbulb went on and I remembered something that really helped me many years ago. You write down the reason (person, place, event, etc) on the bottom of your shoe and stomp on it. Usually by the time the writing has disappeared so has your anger. A couple of times I had to do it twice but it worked.
I mentioned it to J and she loved that idea! So she wrote her anger all over the bottom of her shoes with a sharpie. Complete with mean faces. Then she stomped. Now I don't know about your child my but mine could make a Tennessee Walking horse jealous with the strength and volume level that she can stomp. Kristy and I both thought her legs would be sore but miraculously they weren't. Must be all those years of practicing. She ended up stomping for several days. Then it started dissipating and she only asked to do it every couple of days. Now she doesn't think about it much. Amazing!
Another anger tool I need to write down and put in my toolbox so that I don't forget.
Do you have any good anger tools to share? I'm writing them down and would love to have some more.
Loved all your suggestions on the "No" post. They're now in my toolbox too. Signing "no"......I loved that and had to go look it up. So grateful for all you smart mom's.
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