How do you control your anger in today’s fast paced societies? The faster life becomes the easier it is to find yourself slipping into rage and anger. Let’s take a look at things that can help you with this issue that affects so many in modern society.
Probably the most important thing is to get some time between how you are going to react to something. You want to count to 20 between the time something triggers your anger and when you actually do decide how you are going to react. Count to 20 and you’ll have better perspective of how to deal with what is front of you.
Change your physiology. Your physical body affects your emotions. Think about how your body changes when you excited about something versus bored. How about when you are happy versus when you are sad? How you move, your facial expressions, your posture and other aspects all change. So the best way to change your physiology is to mimic how someone is when when they are relaxed. People who are relaxed breath slowly and deeply. Their body is more limp instead of tensed up. Copy how people are when they are relaxed and you’ll instantly feel the change in your mood and emotions.
Another thing to keep in mind the next time you are thinking about how do you control your anger is to leave the situation temporarily. If possible get away from what is making you angry and go for a walk. By getting distance between yourself and the situation it will allow you to cool off instead of getting wound tighter and tighter. While you get some distance a great way to make this even more effective is with some type of physical exercise.