Anger Management Tips
Here are a few time-tested tips of anger management −
Thinking before Speaking − Collect your thoughts before saying anything.
Expressing Anger Calmly − State thoughts clearly without hurting others.
Exercising − Spend some time doing other enjoyable physical activities.
Timeouts − Some moments of silence can help you focus your thoughts.
Identifying Solutions − Instead of thinking what makes you angry, try to find a resolution to the issue.
Use 'I' statements − Say, "I’ve been waiting to check your presentation," instead of, "You never finish your work within deadlines."
Don't grudge − It's unrealistic to expect everyone to perform by your guidelines. Forgiving and forgetting can take a lot of negative emotion out of your system.
Use humor − Use humor to dissipate the situation without turning it hostile.
Practice relaxation skills − Practice deep-breathing, listening to music.
Seek help − Consider seeking professional help if your anger is absolutely uncontrollable.
Try it Yourself
Recall a situation that made you angry, and another one that caused you to turn violent in anger. Now compare both the situations and fill in the form.
What makes you angry? How would you react to this situation?
What behavior you want to avoid the most when you experience anger?
What will be your alternative line of action?
How will you deal with the early warning signs of anger?
How will you behave when you are very angry?
Download Try-it yourself sheet.