One of the techniques I use when I am worried and/or angry is to ask myself whether it is my worry or anger or whether I have soaked it up sponge-like from someone else. I have a low-key demeanour. It’s really easy for me to be influenced by someone who is more energetic – either positively or negatively. (I used to share an office with someone who was very demonstrative. It drove me a little bit crazy I think.) Twitter is a diabolical place for this. 140 characters is enough to BE OUTRAGED/EXCITED BY THE STUPID/AWESOME DICKS/PEOPLE in the world. Knowing that that the worry or anger is, or is not mine is the first step towards getting rid of it for me. Most often the way to do that is to make a plan for dealing with it. This could be going to the gym and working off any jitters. Or it could be watching something that will override the emotion and replace it with something else. This is what works for me.
Worried and angry