3 Quick Tips to
Control Your Anger
Anger, in and of itself, is not a “bad” emotion. In fact, anger shows up to protect you; when something about the situation you’re in isn’t quite right. If you recognize and control your anger, it can help you identify a problem and fix it before too much damage is done.
But, how do you control your anger? It’s no easy task because, when you’re in the moment, your ego takes over, and your logical brain shuts down. That’s when it’s time to turn to the 3 quick tips I’m about to share with you.
- Acknowledge the feeling. Accept the fact that you are angry, and that anger is a perfectly acceptable emotion, as long as you don’t let it take control.
- Slow your breathing. Breathing is the first thing we forget to do when we are threatened, and anger is a threat response. I know; it’s so simple, but it really can help. Deep, controlled breaths will slow your mind down for a minute so you can think clearly.
Keep scrolling for tip #3.
#3 – Relax your muscles — unclench your fists, loosen your shoulders, and untighten your jaw. All of these physical responses tell your brain that you are being threatened and will keep you in fight or flight mode.
Want to learn more? I dedicated a full-length post to recognizing what your anger is trying to tell you, and the harmful affects of not keeping your anger under control. Plus, I cover more techniques to control your anger. The Subtle Art Of Using Anger To Your Advantage
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3 Quick Tips to Control Your Anger in the Moment
- Acknowledge your feelings
- Slow your breathing
- Relax your muscles
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