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Tips on How to Control Your Anger

Have a bad day? Did a colleague fail to contribute to a project? Feeling frustrated? Contrary to common belief, anger isn’t always a negative emotion. In fact, it is actually healthy in the sense that it allows you to be honest as you stand up for what you believe in. Nonetheless, uncontrolled anger can be detrimental not only to yourself but also to your relationship with others which is why it’s important that you know how to deal with it as well as positively express or control your anger using the following tips.

First of all, it’s easy to say or do things you’ll regret later on when you’re angry, which is why it’s crucial that you allow yourself some time first to breathe and collect your thoughts before deciding on your next course of action.

After calming down, you should then express yourself clearly and directly to the people involved without hurting or the intention to control them. Voice out your frustrations to them frankly.

Once you’ve already expressed yourself, think of positive resolutions to the things that are stressing you out instead of just focusing on them. Be open in understanding that things don’t always happen in your favor and be realistic enough to realize that you don’t always have to resort to anger lest it would only further escalate conflicts instead of resolving them.

Apart from learning how to manage your anger efficiently, it is also important that you take a timeout in order to prepare yourself to handle things later on without being easily agitated. Also, do refrain from exposing yourself to things that may stress you out and eventually trigger your anger as much as possible.

Lastly, it is important that you talk to someone you trust to help get things out of your mind, or in worst-case scenarios, you can always consider asking for professional help if you ever feel that your anger is going beyond control.

Controlling anger doesn’t necessarily mean you stop yourself from being angry as it is just as healthy and typical as other emotions. You just need to better understand how to deal with it in a way that isn’t harmful to yourself and to those around you.

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