Does your anger often get the better of you? Here are some quick tips that might help.
Be aware of the physical signs of your anger escalating – if you are aware of your bodily signs of impending rage, you’re more able to avoid an outburst before you say or do something you regret.
Give yourself a break from the situation – The issue winding you up, is it really that important? Will it matter tomorrow, or in a few hours time? Take a break from the situation, when you come back you may find that it’s not such a big issue after all.
Take a deep breath, slow down – Give yourself a moment to think about what you are doing. Think about the potential consequences of your actions. Deep breathing also helps your body to feel a little calmer.
Learn to listen to others, and put yourself in their shoes – Seeing it from their point of view increases understanding and empathy, empathy can really help with anger.
Talk to a friend or someone else about how you feel – Talking it out can really help to release some of the anger and frustration.
Bottle up your feelings inside – It’s ok to feel sad, frustrated, hurt, annoyed etc. Express it when you feel it, this will help you to stop those feelings building into anger.
Put yourself in a situation that you know will test your patience – Learn to say ‘no’. It’s only a small word, but it can be very powerful.
Don’t hold onto grudges or resentments – Learn to let the past go, it will make your present and your future a much more pleasant experience for you.
Stress about situations that are out of your control – If you can change it, then do. If you can’t, why let it bother you?
Worry – Don’t worry, be happy. Positive thinking can dramatically impact your outlook on life. Learn to see the positives in any situation, and you will find yourself experiencing less stress, unhappiness, and anger.
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