Some of us may have anger management issues, and those are absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, a few tricks, tips and disciplined activities are all that it takes to take those anger levels down a few notch.
Below is a list of some helping ways that you can manage your anger in the long run, while at home. Of course, if all else fails, there are professional anger management classes.
• Address the Cause: is it a co-worker that is causing the anger? Are you mad at your partner or your friend? Or is it a longtime childhood issue? It is important to understand what is causing the anger and addressing it once and for all.
• Physical activity: The best way to deal with your anger is to find a physical outlet. Therefore, the next time you start feeling angry, hit the gym and do a few push-ups, or take up kick boxing or any other form of martial arts.
• Take a deep breath: Breathing exercises not only slow down your heart rate, but they also have a calming effect on your mind. Take a deep breath and exhale slowly, and if it helps, start counting the numbers backward. With each inhale and exhale, imagine your anger floating away with the wind.
• Listen to calming music: Maybe give those metal rock and death rock songs a break. Instead, listen to calming instrumental pieces that have low beats per minute count, like the piano, cello, violin and so on.