How to control Anger
Everyone gets angry on occasion. If you're experiencing overwhelming rage, though, it could be damaging your mental and physical health as well as your relationships with others. Uncontrolled anger can be indicative of underlying problems, such as anger management issues or mental disorder. It's important to control your emotions and calm yourself down for your own sake as well as for the sake of those around you.Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion but it's important to deal with it in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can take a toll on both your health and your relationships.
Ready to get your anger under control? Start by considering these anger management tips.
1. Think before you speak
In the heat of the moment, it's easy to say something you'll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything — and allow others involved in the situation to do the same.
2. Once you're calm, express your anger
As soon as you're thinking clearly, express your frustration in an assertive but nonconfrontational way. State your concerns and needs clearly and directly, without hurting others or trying to control them.
3. Get some exercise
Physical activity can help reduce stress that can cause you to become angry. If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing alternative pleasurable physical activities.
Simple relaxation tools, such as deep breathing and quiet mental imagery, can facilitate soothe angry feelings.
Try these straightforward steps:
Breathe deeply, from your diaphragm. Breathing from your chest will not relax you, so image your breath returning up from your "gut."Slowly repeat a calming word or phrase, such as "relax" or "take it easy." Keep repeating it to yourself whereas respiratory deeply.Use imagery. Visualize a relaxing expertise from your memory or your imagination.Try non-strenuous, slow exercises. Yoga and similar activities can relax your muscles and calm you down.Practice these techniques daily. Eventually, you'll be able to use them mechanically once you are during a tense state of affairs.