10 Tips to Keep Your Emotions In Check (Anger Management)

3. Get some Exercise

Physical activity can help reduce the stress that can cause you to become angry. If you feel your anger level escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing other enjoyable physical activities.

It releases pent-up energy so you can approach the situation with a cooler head.

4. Change your Environment

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Sometimes it’s our immediate surroundings that give us cause for irritation and fury. Problems and responsibilities can weigh on you and make you feel angry.

Give yourself a break. Make sure you have some “alone time” scheduled for times of the day that you know are particularly stressful.

A few moments of quiet time might help you feel better prepared to handle what’s ahead without getting irritated or angry.

5. Identify possible solutions

Sometimes, our anger and frustration are caused by very real and inescapable problems in our lives.

Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work on resolving the issue at hand. Does your child’s messy room drive you crazy? Close the door.

Is your partner late for dinner every night? Schedule meals later in the evening — or agree to eat on your own a few times a week. Remind yourself that anger won’t fix anything and might only make it worse.

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