From Anger To Affirmation

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In August, I discussed the importance of creating an anger list to uncover the many repressed emotions that lead to self-sacrifice, self sabotage and self blame. Now, being so successful at list building, I find myself overflowing with spontaneous anger that often feels explosive and unregulated.

Enough! I am ready for the middle way where I will channel my anger using this definitive list of personal rights to engage actions, feeling and behavior that are as positive as they are assertive.

My Personal Bill of Rights:

  • I have the right to be uniquely myself.
  • I have the right to make mistakes and not be perfect.
  • I have the right to follow my own values, standards, and beliefs.
  • I have the right to ask for what I need.
  • I have the right to say no to requests I can’t meet.
  • I have the right to express all my feelings, positive or negative.
  • I have the right to say no if I am not ready, it is unsafe, or it violates my values.
  • I have the right to determine my own priorities.
  • I have the right not to be responsible for others’ actions, feelings or problems.
  • I have the right to expect honesty from others.
  • I have the right to be angry with someone I love.
  • I have the right to feel scared and say I am afraid.
  • I have the right to say I don’t know.
  • I have the right to make decisions based on my own feelings.
  • I have the right to my own personal space and time.
  • I have the right to be playful.
  • I have the right to be healthy.
  • I have the right to be in a non-abusive environment.
  • I have the right to make friends and be comfortable around people.
  • I have the right to have my needs and wants respected by others.
  • I have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • I have the right to be happy.
  • I have the right to be assertive as long as I do not violate another’s human rights.
  • I have the right to be left alone.
  • I have the right to change my mind.
  • I have the right to be successful and independent.
  • I have the right to make decisions in my best interest.
  • I have the right to change and grow.


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    1. Sarah says:

      I love this list. We could all use it.

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