When you are angry, you are just a character in someone else’s story. But when you let your anger go, you reclaim your own story and become your own protagonist again.
How often we have seen careers or relationships are ruined due to anger that go uncontrolled. It is the primary reason why some people could not achieve what they had set out for. It clouds our thoughts and we don’t think in a rational manner. Consequently the actions we take in those moments may not be the correct ones.
Everyone gets angry at trivial and justifiable things but we know how anger management plays an important element in shaping us what we are and defining our character in dealing with people.
Psychologist prescribes many anger management techniques as a part of a therapy when it is considered as a mental disorder impacting one’s way of life for a longer period of time. But let us dwell on only occasional mood swings due to anger that are not harmful to us and to others. In our day to day professional and personal lives they may help to balance our relationships with colleagues and relatives.
Meditation is one way of practicing anger management and it requires proper guidance from experts. There are other simple techniques as listed below:
Anger Management Techniques
1.Count to 20 before saying anything.
2.Leave the room for several minutes, or hours, if necessary, before discussing sensitive issues that may provoke your anger.
3.Write out a response to a problem before tackling it orally or in debate.
This will give you time to think about the best approach to a problem rather than responding with random anger.
4.Keeping a diary (journal) and writing about negative emotions to get them out of your system.
5.You may also want to keep a pet, since studies show that petting a dog or cat, for example, helps to reduce blood pressure levels and harmful substances in your system that can damage blood vessels if left unchecked.
6. Talking over situations with a trusted friend and venting to a therapist.