If you suffer from mild anger then this step by step guide will show you how to control your anger in simple and effective ways. Why use these tools?
Because when you are angry don’t have the ability to make good decisions. You cannot solve problems correctly. You can easily put yourself in dangerous situations, whether it’s driving dangerously or arguing with someone that can lead to physical violence. Stress from anger can lead to high blood pressure, a symptom that causes thousands of deaths every year.
But beyond these aspects are the ways that your anger affects the people around you, especially those that are completely innocent. Depending on the person your anger could be traumatizing. And when you not in angry state you’ll realize how wrong it is to take out your anger on people who are innocent.
Here is a step by step process for how to control your anger for people with mild problems:
Count to 20
One of the biggest concerns is how we respond to everything while we are angry. Count to 20 before you make any decision or response. This will give you better perspective.
While counting to 20 consciously control your breathing and take slow deep breathes. This will help you alter your state and bring you back from rage.
Focus on the humor.
Instead of focusing on the elements that caused your anger try shifting your focus on humorous aspects of the situation. Our emotions are controlled by what we are focusing on.
Not every single situation will allow this but if at all possible walk away for a moment. Take a walk or better yet do some kind of physical exercise.