124 A8 Negative Emotion – Abusive



Extremely offensive and insulting.
Engaging in or characterized by habitual violence and cruelty.

Practical Tips

  1. Learn the triggers that create the abusive feelings and have strategies for avoiding their escalation.
  2. Adopt breathing exercises or distraction techniques.
  3. Be kind to yourself and your well being.
  4. Tiredness and feeling under par can slur your awareness.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I am able to stay in control of my emotions enough to avoid feeling abusive.


(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel………………….Abusive, is when I don’t remember to think rationally.

Example Challenges

I keep getting continually annoyed with inconsiderate drivers whilst driving my car.   (DC009)


“The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.”
– Thomas Babington Macaulay