Tips for Dealing With Anger
Anger is a normal feeling that often occurs in reaction to situations that are frustrating or upsetting. There are times, however, when people experience difficulty managing their anger. If anger is affecting your enjoyment of life, your job performance, your relationship with others or if it makes you act violently towards yourself or other people, then you may need to get help to manage your anger.
Some Tips for Managing Anger
- Exercise regularly. This can help reduce tension and stress.
- Try using some relaxation techniques such as meditation, soft music or slow, deep breathing.
- Admit feelings of anger and recognize the signs of anger in yourself so that you can take action early.
- When you feel yourself getting angry, leave the situation.
- Avoid drinking, driving or operating machinery when you are angry.
- Talk out your feelings with someone you trust. A counsellor can often help you learn to manage your anger effectively.
An Action Plan
Having people you can talk with can be extremely helpful when working through feelings of anger. Print out the Help Plan, then identify some people you can rely on to help you through any difficulties you may be experiencing.