Anger and Anxiety Worksheet

BEING EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT about

ANGER and ANXIETY

 

Anger and anxiety are a part of modern life. The powerful fact is that we can control how these givens affect our lives.

Take some time to think about the questions below. Self awareness will help mitigate anger and allow you to respond instead of react to frustrating situations.

 

1. EXTERNAL TRIGGER. 

What people or situations provoke an angry response in you? Or cause anxiety?

          What do you think about when you are angry, or anxious?

 

2. INTERNAL TRIGGER.

What other emotions are you aware of feeling?

 

3. CUES.

What happens to you physically when you are starting to feel angry? (clench fists, cold sweat, pain in stomach, back, neck…)  when anxious?

 

4. ACTIONS:

What do you usually DO when you are angry?  When anxious?

 

5. Other Considerations. BE HONEST!

  • How could you think about the situation or person differently so that you feel less threatened and frustrated?
  • What does anger DO for you? Do you get angry to be noticed?
  • What does anxiety DO for you? Do you get anxious to not have to act or to get attention?
  • To excuse yourself?   To avoid responsibility?
  • To manipulate others into being afraid of you or feeling guilty for causing your angry reaction?
  • To avoid intimacy?   To indulge in self-pity?
  • To avoid clear, responsible thinking?
  • To be able to point attention to others and their faults, so that yours are less noticeable?