Feeling pissed (“angry, fed up”–per the Online Etymological Dictionary) is an opportunity to do P.I.S.T.: Pollyanna-Ish Self-Talk.
I repeat:Â Feeling pissed?Â Do P.I.S.T.
‘How does one do P.I.S.T?’ you ask yourself.Â You do it by asking yourself,Â ‘What can I be glad about in this situation?’Â That is Pollyanna’s “Glad Game.”Â Â (Never heard of it? It’s in the book that bears her name! A great read!)
Remember that life teaches us many things.Â Find those things–make it a game!Â I’m hoping to remember this form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, myself.Â It’s kind of . . . catchy. 😉
Go ahead and get pissed, but then do PIST!
[Note: These terms just occurred to me as I was replying to my niece’s Facebook post warning against mixing soda pop and laptop use. My personal muse must be working overtime! Ha ha! :-)]