Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Reducing Anger in the New Year

In the new year, why not resolve to work on becoming a better you through controlling your anger issues? By incorporating these simple anger management techniques into your daily life, you can take control of your anger and rage, allowing you to express your feelings better.  

·         Recognize the Signs: Often when we start feeling angry, there are physical symptoms like a racing heart, shaking, and quickening breath.
·         Remove Yourself:  When you are aware that you are getting angry, take yourself out of the situation, whether that be for 10 seconds or 10 minutes.
·         Get Physical: Channel your anger by doing something physical, such as a quick walk, running up a flight of stairs, or hitting a punching bag. Brisk exercise will help to take the edge off of your anger, enabling you to express yourself in a more controlled manner.
·         Talk to a Friend: Confide in a friend what you're feeling. Express your feelings to a person you trust in writing or by calling a helpline, to let out your frustrations.
·         Breathe: When you're stressed, part of the 'fight or flight' response is to take short, shallow breaths, so focusing on your breathing helps.
·         Anger Management Courses: AIC. American Integrity Courses is your source for court-ordered courses online. When a judge orders you to enroll in an anger management class, you can take your course online at

The next time you feel your anger rise and you want to stay in control, try these simple anger management tips. Rather than lashing out, give yourself the time and space you need to take stock of your emotions and in turn, express your anger in a healthier way.

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