Few Tips on Anger Management

July 11, 2013

anger management

by Monica Sing


Getting angry is a natural human reaction. Perhaps a friend blew you off, your kids left a mess or someone behaved rudely towards you; your face turns red, the tension builds, and all of a sudden you find yourself blowing off the handle. Although expressing one’s anger is part of keeping a healthy mental balance, sometimes anger can get out of control. Knowing how to manage your anger and keep episodes of rage in check is essential to your overall health.


If you have difficulty keeping your rage under control, it is crucial to be aware of when the feelings start to develop. It is much easier to deal with a mild level of frustration than a full-blown fit of rage. Once your anger has developed to a boiling point, it is much more difficult to control. As you start to feel a sense of irritation coming on, try employing an anger-managing tactic to prevent the situation from getting out of hand. It is recommended to visit a physician or to ask a doctor for help if your anger keeps getting out of control often.


It is difficult to think rationally when you are feeling angry; emotions are high and often tense. Scientifically speaking, when feelings of anger are running high, behavior and thinking is ruled primarily by emotions instead of logistical thinking. This means that when you start to feel like you could put your foot through a wall, chances are you will either say or do something you will regret. As you been to feel your level of anger rise, take a moment and remove yourself from the situation. Instead of getting into a heated argument with someone, give yourself a little time and space to cool off. Coming back to the situation later will help you think more clearly and rationally, and maybe even seen a different perspective.


Exercise is an essential part of anger management and an excellent way to release feelings of anger. Even better, not only is exercise a healthy solution for anger management, but also beneficial to your overall health. In addition to releasing feelings of frustration, exercise also releases what are known as “happy endorphins” in your brain.


Sometimes, there are difficult situations and it isn’t plausible or possible to simply remove yourself from such situation. Maybe your are at work or in an important meeting. Although you probably can’t disappear to go for a quick jog, there are other tactics you can employ to help control your anger.


When it comes to reoccurring situations that cause you to feel angry, it is important to remember that you only have control over your own actions and behaviors, but not of the other person. Perhaps your significant other always leaves their dirty dishes in the sink; you can’t require someone else to change their behavior, but you can control your reaction to the situation. For example, perhaps you choose not to clean the dishes yourself.

Author Bio: Monica Sing is a health consultant at iCliniq, an online doctor appointment platform that connects people with doctors, and allows them to ask a doctor online for help regarding health issues. If you have any questions or more suggestions to live a healthy life, you can add them to the comments section below.

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