Control your anger before it controls you!

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“Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.” – Aristotle 
Anger is a kind of emotion that everybody experiences in his life. When someone hurts you, it is obvious to get frustated. However, if an individual feels unable to take control , it can cause problems in family relationships and at the workplace too, affecting his quality of life.
Causes of Anger:
Fear, frustration, and pain are cited as the major reasons for this feeling. The fear of failure or unknown, for instance, can manifest itself in the form of frustation. Or when the level of frustration reaches its peak point, anger can be observed easily. When you feel powerless, frustration naturally creeps in. Other reasons include not getting promotions or rewards, financial problems, not having healthy conversations, becoming a target of bullying, getting cheated by an unfaithful partner, or the possibility of being seen as bad or inferior.
When it turns into rage, it can have a detrimental impact on human health, both physically as well as psychologically as it takes a destructive form that impairs even the long-lasting relations too.
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha
Tips to tame your anger:
  • Think before you speak
  • Practice Relaxation Techniques
  • Practice deep-breathing exercises
  • Think about a relaxing scene
  • Repeat a calming word or phrase
  • Learn to forgive others
  • Breathe deeply
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Change the way you think
  • Listen Carefully
  • Have some “Me Time”
  • Give yourself a break
  • Focus upon the things that trigger your anger
  • Acknowledge the source of anger
  • Express your views through arational discussion
  • Stop doubting yourself
  • Talk to your close friend
  • Overcome your fears
  • Go for a short walk
  • Recognize the warning signs
  • Find other channels to express anger
  •  Create distractions
  • Sound Sleep
  • Redirect your energy into problem-solving
  • Think of the several solutions before responding
  • Listen to music
  • Write down your thoughts
In short, anger is an extremely strong emotion, overwhelming sometimes. But anger management is at your fingertips! Apply these tips to your life and see the dramatic change in your anger level.

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