These anger management tips will help you learn how to control anger so that relationships improve and your stress and anxiety levels go down.
Controlling anger is key to success at work, as well…
Anger management techniques are not difficult to learn.
However, you need to become aware of your own reactions to situations, know what to do when you start to get angry, and have the self discipline to carry through…
Simple Anger Management Tips
- Focus and learn about yourself – Become aware of your reactions to various situations, so that you can anticipate when you will become angry.
- Admit that you have a problem – If you don’t have a problem, there’s nothing to fix…
- Slow down – Make yourself hesitate before speaking, and then speak in a low, calm voice. Don’t let yourself yell or speak loudly. And keep it slow…
- Use “I” statements – Own your own opinions and emotions. Don’t blame others.
- Plan ahead – If you have a meeting, think about how you will say things–and what subjects might come up. How will you handle the delicate subjects? What will you say? Practice ahead of time.
- Forgive – Learn to let go. Don’t hold grudges. They will just feed your anger, and make things worse–for both you and others!
- Keep a sense of humor – Instead of letting your anger get the best of you–look for the humor in a situation. If you look hard enough–it will be there!
- Breathe – Practice diaphragmatic breathing. When you master this, you can control your sense of calm.
- Exercise regularly – Simply exercising can help to keep your hormones in check. When your body is in balance, you will find anger control to be much easier.
- Get enough sleep – Less than 7 hours of sleep a night can leave you physically and emotionally stressed. When you are sleep deprived, you are less likely to be in control.
- Seek help if needed – Sometimes seeing a counselor or psychiatrist is helpful
- Hypnosis for anger – Hypnosis can be a very effective way to gain control of your anger. And you can use it whenever you need it, and in the convenience and privacy of your own home.
- Anger Management Classes – If you know you have a problem with anger, you may find that attending anger management classes online will help you stay focused and disciplined.
Anger management classes have the advantage of giving you emotional support (from people who understand) and giving you impartial feedback.
You may need to attend anger management classes, if you have been ordered by a judge to do so.
In addition to these anger management tips, make sure that you take time to do some things for yourself. Find some ways to get exercise that are fun. Burn off some of that excess energy.
Take time out, once in awhile, to take a long bathtub soak, while burning aromatherapy essential oils that are calming. Learn to relax by meditating. Spend time with favorite friends that are uplifting!
But, most of all, learn to recognize when you are starting to get angry and then act appropriately!