• Focus on the physical sensations of anger : It lessens the emotional intensity of your anger.
  • Take deep breaths from the abdomen. Fill as much air in the lungs as possible.
  • Take a walk: Physical activity releases pent-up energy so you can approach the situation better.
  • Use your senses: Use your five senses to take your mind off the situation/factor. Listening to music, looking at old photos can help.
  • Stretch or massage: Stretch your body. Massage the areas which are tensed.
  • Count to ten: This gives time to the rational brain to catch up.
  • Give yourself a reality check: When you feel angry, ask yourself these questions. Is my response appropriate to the situation? Is there anything I can do about it?
  • Managing your stress, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, cutting down alcohol and drugs, etc. Will help us to be in a better state of mind.
  • Talk to someone about your problems.
  • If you find yourself unable to control your anger, consult a mental health professional.

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Article by Manju Elsa Isac