Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you're at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.
The goal of anger management is to reduce both your emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that anger causes. You can't get rid of, or avoid, the things or the people that enrage you, nor can you change them, but you can learn to control your reactions.
Loss of control when angry usually leads to unsolicited reactions which individuals come to regret later, so it someone cuts you in traffic or your child refuses to cooperate it's important to deal with it in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can take a toll on both your health and your relationships. So here are few important tips that helps to keep your blood pressure at normal range;
1.Ensure you think before you speak- we always hear the phrase "There is power in the tongue" that is absolutely right because it's easy to say something you'll later regret, so always give yourself a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything and allow others involved in the situation to do the same to avoid miscommunication.
2.Learn to wait out your anger period- It is important as we said to give yourself few moments to communicate well but expressing your grievances and frustration is key to proper relation and this can only be achieved once one is calm.
3.Take time off for yourself- Most people get angered due to stress overload at work or home so its important to give yourself short breaks during times of the day that tend to be stressful. A few moments of quiet time might help you feel better prepared to handle what's lies ahead.
4.Do regular exercise- Physical activity assists in relieving stress, it helps one to sweat out which relieves the tension and keeps the blood flowing which helps one to feel more relaxed. If you feel your anger or frustration increasing go for a fast paced road walk or jog, or spend some time doing some exercise either at the gym or at home.
5.Seek Possible Solutions - It is important one does not always appear with a defensive front in arguments, Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work on resolving the issue at hand, remember that anger or exchange of words never brings a solution.
6.Try to add little humor to release tension- Use a bit of humor to help you approach what is triggering the anger and avoid sarcasm as it is unrealistic in arguments and most time gets misinterpreted.
7.Use "I" statements - Using I statements eliminate any assumption of blame and helps proper communication and prevents anger situations, To avoid criticizing or placing blame which might only escalate tension "I" statements should be adopted in describing the problem. Be respectful and specific.
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