Managing Anger

So when times such as this will come again, maybe the following tips are worth considering.

Managing anger, how hard is that? How do you control or manage your anger?


Take a timeout. Take time to breathe like counting 1 to 10 before reacting to a tense situation.  It can help slow down your temper in the process.

Once you're calm, express your anger. Express your concerns in a calm way. Don't be too assertive or aggressive while doing it.

 Get some exercise. Find ways to divert your negative feelings. Go for a walk, indulge to a physical activity. That way you can be relaxed.

Think before you speak. Do not say anything that you will regret later. So, before opening your mouth think first of the consequences. Words spoken can't be taken back.

Identify possible solutions. Look for ways to solve the problem instead of focusing on what made you mad. Staying mad wont make anything good.

Stick with 'I' statements. This will avoid placing a blame to others. Use "I" statements in describing a problem.

 Don't hold a grudge. Easier said than done, but yes don't hold grudges. This will only make your feelings heavier too. Forgive so you can be freed from bitterness as well. 

Use humor to release tension. Lighten up the situation by using a humor. This will decrease the tension.

 Practice relaxation skills. When you feel like your temper is rising up, try to practice exercises that will help you feel relax.

 Know when to seek help. If anger is out of control, try to seek help already.

Nice reminder. I should really practice this more. Yay!