March POWerful Words – Anger Management – Week 4
When we’re angry, we may do things or say things that we regret later. What does it mean to “regret?” It’s normal to make mistakes. But it’s powerful to look at your mistakes and see how you can do better. Who here wants to be a powerful leader? That means we ask ourselves: (1) What did I do well? and (2) What can I do better next time? Let’s say: (1) Someone didn’t do well on a test. S/he got angry and yelled at the teacher. Then s/he took some deep breaths and went for a walk. What did s/he do well? What could s/he have done better? What should s/he do now? (2) Someone felt left out at school. S/he got so angry that s/he wouldn’t talk her friends. S/he spoke to a favorite teacher about it and felt better. What did s/he do well? What could s/he have done better? What should s/he do now? When have you become angry, made a mistake and then looked at what you could do better next time?