Tackling your anger

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Anger is a letter short of the word – ‘Danger’. Ask where your anger is coming from. What is it that makes you mad? Try to tackle it at it’s root cause. Recognising situations that spark your fuse can make it easier to avoid or work through them.

Simple relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and meditating can help calm you down.
Think out-of-the-box

Your thinking becomes confused and exaggerated, when you’re angry. Most situations do not portend the end of the world, so try to put happenings in perspective.

If you slow down, you might find a way to solve the problem. The world is not out to get you, even though it may seem like it.

Thinking logically might not alter the reality of the situation, but may keep your anger from exaggerating the problem.

Channelising your anger towards solving the problem or trying to cope with the situation is the way out.

You can’t stop it from raining, but you can open your umbrella and stay dry.


Listening (though that is the last thing you want to do!) what the other person is as important as getting your point across. In fact you may sound exaggerated, hurtful, or aggressive. Say what you want the other person to hear-they may already know you’re angry. Then, listen carefully to the response.

This will help you stay calm-not to mention you improve your chances of resolving the problem.

Change your environment

Move out of the milieu you were in. Try indulging yourself in any activity that will give you some time to cool down. A calm, rational mind and body will make better decisions.

Learning to manage and control your anger will surely make you healthier and happier for the rest of your life.

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