5 Simple And Easy To Adopt Anger Management Tricks

Time For A Timeout

Time For A Timeout

You know how when you're a kid and you get a bit carried away and your mom orders you to have a timeout? Well that isn't just for kids. Stepping away from what is making you angry (if only for a minute) will allow you to assess the situation more logically.

Try To Forgive

Try To Forgive

Whatever they did to make you angry, did they really do so with hate in their heart? Probably not. Now is a great time to learn the subtle art of forgiveness, if only for the sake of your own happiness.



Sweat It Out

Sweat It Out

There's really nothing like exercise to rid yourself of anger. Go for a run or punch a boxing bag (so long as you don't replace "boxing bag" with "person"). Even a walk around the block will help clear your head. It's remarkable what just a small bit of exercise does for the mind. Understanding the relationship between the two is a great tool for dealing with anger.

Change The Way You Think

Change The Way You Think

This might sound like a difficult concept but it's really not. All it is is taking those few extra seconds when you start to get angry, to have a think about what getting angry in this situation might do to it. The answer is usually "make it worse" and even if not, don't you want to be happy?

There are a million things in life that can make us angry if we let them, but most of them we can't change anyway. So, there really is no point in getting angry. Choose your own happiness by not letting it get to you. In every potential situation, ask yourself what is most important and you'll almost always find that the answer is your own happiness (which you are more in control of than you often think).



Take The Time To Relax

Take The Time To Relax

When we get angry, we get so caught up in anger that we forget to take the time to allow the opposite. This is a wider approach to anger. Of course, if you're having a conversation at work and something makes you angry, you can't all of a sudden shut your eyes and go to your happy place, but you can manage your anger by taking the time outside of work to relax and do things you enjoy that quite literally help you relax.

While we're on the subject, meditation often gets a stigma as being a bit too new age-y for a lot of people. However, it doesn't have to have that attached to it. It will definitely help and can't hurt to try, right?