5 Tips to Control Anger
Gautama Buddha has rightly said, “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
It is purely normal to get angry over life’s trivial things. But what matters is how often you lose your temper. Does your anger makes you abusive towards others and you tend to get violent.
Anger Management Tricks
Here we mention some useful anger management tips:
1. Analyze your feelings.
2. Keeping silent.
3. Splashing water on your face.
4. Drink a cool drink made from fruits.
5. Giving vent to your anger on a punch bag.
6. Meditating to calm the body.
7. Smiling so as to diffuse the volatile situation.
8. Revealing in natural beauty.
What is Anger?
Anger is that unpleasant and a strong feeling of annoyance or displeasure ignited by grievances which is either real or anticipated to be real by an individual often associated with the hidden desire of vengeance.
Anger may also be a natural response against pressure and is displayed as a defense mechanism to save from being dominated or persuaded.
It may also be channelized into a response to show discontent against unlawful means or injustice.
If anger becomes out of control and becomes explosive and volatile, it may shroud our judgment and render us blind to what is wrong and what is right.
The aftermaths of such explosive anger are health damage, damage to personal relationships and even the quality of life. It gives us a bad name among others.
Top 5 Tips To Control Anger
These are top 5 tips to help you control anger and maintain calm and composure:
1. Count to 10
Whenever you find yourself fuming hot with anger, just divert your mind and count to ten. It may sound a bit bizarre but to your surprise, it works!
This exercise is effective in calming you down and brings you to analyze things with a logical perspective.
2. Drink Cold Water
Do not be amazed drinking a glassful of chilled water is good to help you overcome the state of rage and annoyance. Water is a good extinguisher of the boiling hot feelings of resentment within you. The best way is to take sips of water one at a time.
3. Distract Yourself
Distraction can be very helpful while you are angry. Try to focus on other positive things. You may play with kids, watch television, or take a shower. This will definitely help you overcome the volatile situation easily.
4. Get Some Exercise
The negative energy may be diverted into activities like a brisk walk or a run. This gives a vent to your harmful negative thoughts and energy is transformed into action. Exercises make you become a calmer person than ever before.
5. Spend Some Time Alone
If the conversation is becoming hot and making you outraged, it is good to end the conversation. Do not fall prey to his/her provocations. Spend some time alone to get back into a composed state of mind. Never be a victim to a stressful situation.