Top 10 Ways to Take Charge of Anger!
“AH! You used my towel again!”, shouted my sister as I quickly ran for cover. It’s not like I did it on purpose *feeling guilty*.
Anger itself, is not a bad emotion. It’s perfectly normal to get angry over genuine issues. But it’s certainly not healthy to lose your temper over a million little things which do not even matter. You can call it as a ‘temporary madness’ which engulfs your mind for some time and enables you to be cruel (no I’m not upset cause of my sister! 😐 ). Whatever it is, taming and controlling it is very important, and it’s your responsibility to do so. If you don’t… your temper will soon control you. 😐
So, let us now look at some of the best anger management tips known to mankind. 😀
1. Notice the ‘Anger Indicators’: In order to tame your temper, you first need to recognize the signs your body shows when you’re about to lose your temper. Quick breathing, clenching fists, or feeling tension in your shoulders are some of the very common signs which can easily be noticed. When you find yourself in a situation like this, just tell yourself to calm down and try to separate yourself from the source of anger. 2. Take a Deep Breathe: When you’re angry, you exhale more than you inhale. So to cool yourself down, you’ve to do exactly the opposite of it. That is, breathe out more and breathe more slowly. This relaxes your body and enables you to think clearly.
3. Change Your Body Posture: When angry, sit down if standing — and lie down if sitting. This is the Prophetic way of anger management which has incredible results. 4. Count to Ten: Count to 10 (or 20 :p ) when you feel your anger sensors tingling. This helps you to calm down a bit so that you can think straight again. 5. Exercise: Meditation and exercise can actually help in lowering general stress levels. So hop, skip and run! No more clenching fists or punching (hopefully). 😀
6. Look after Yourself: Take good care of your health. Sleep well and stay away from alcohol and drugs. These things strongly influence your temper. 7. Relax. Be Creative: Try to keep yourself away from trouble by keeping yourself busy. Don’t burden yourself with a lot of work either. Relax. Listen to music, paint or write. Be creative. 8. Let It Go: Let go of things that don’t help your anger. It’s useless to hold a grudge against things (or people) which can’t be changed. You can only change your attitude towards them. Learn to forgive and let go. 9. Talk: Talk about what annoys you or makes you lose your temper. It’s better to talk about it than to express it in the most horrid manner! 😐
10. Get Help: If you feel you still can’t manage your anger and it usually leads to domestic violence, then it’s time you see a doctor. Talk to you GP and tell him how you feel. Trust me, he’ll definitely help you get through this.