Anger is when you express a strong feeling of disagreement or displeasure. When you do not have the patience to deal with a situation or you face failure in a circumstance, you generally experience high levels of stress causing you to burst out your feelings. This is when you are said to be angry.
Your anger not just affects you, but also the people and the properties in your reach. It is therefore important for you to bring your senses under your control.
7 ways in which you can manage your anger are illustrated below.
1. Have the courage and maturity to understand the reasons causing your anger.
To manage your anger, you need to first know what is causing you anger. The underlying reason could be your own self. Or it could be others, or some other external factor as well. So, first, chase for the reason and then chase away your anger by gaining control over the reasons and causes.
2. Do stress-busting exercises that control your anger.
Do enough workout, both for your mind and for your body. Practice breathing exercises when it comes to bringing down your senses under control. Alternatively, chant mantras to calm down your mind. Unleash your body by the gym, walking, running, jogging, and cardio exercises or by playing outdoor games, etc.
3. Distract yourselves completely.
Shift your focus from what drives you to be angry. Think of something else that relieves you. Read your favorite book. Write your favorite story from your childhood. From your experiences in life, frame a new story. Take a step ahead and be creative. Switch to a hobby of your choice that interests you most. Try all other possible ways which can keep you aloof from your anger.
4. Travel distances crossing your physical and terrestrial boundaries.
Do not limit yourself to a specific set of thoughts. Come out of that zone to feel better. Likewise, do not restrict yourself to a limited zone. Travel out of your confined space and look at the world outside your purview. You will realize there is a world of things to see, admire, and cherish. Leave behind your anger somewhere in the midst of your journey and make sure that you do not travel back to the same route.
5. Take a nap. It is sure to help.
Have a good sleep at night. During the days also, ensure you take a quick power nap to break your anger chain. When you rest your organs, your mind also tends to take rest along with your body. You will soon forget as you wake up, that you had the feeling of angry some time ago. If you feel you cannot sleep while at work, then at least keep your eyes closed and relax your body for a while. Spend time alone for a couple of minutes. All your anger would have busted out by now.
6. Recollect how you reacted last time when you were angry.
This is for sure not the first time that you sense being angry. You might have expressed anger in the past. Recollect those moments. Your anger could have spoiled not just your mood, but also of those around you. You must have hurt someone for sure, at least you yourself. You must have caused damage to some property, at least you must have faced mental sickness. That moment after coming back to senses, you would have realized and made a resolution that you shall not repeat the same. Do it now. You got a second chance in life.
7. Understand that anger is a part of life. Accept it and move along.
Humans have a basket of emotions. So do you. Accept it that being angry is a human tendency. So just accept that anger is very much a part of your life. Accept it for now, but arrest it down as quickly as possible to move in life. Don’t stop because of one feeling. Life has much more to show you. You are yet to see the best in life.
The bottom line is, you need to spend time with the anger emotions in you. Understand the underlying reasons. Resolve conflicts and misunderstandings. Handle them as if they were not yours, and as if you are handling it for your sub-ordinate or your kid. Play the role of the head of a family trying to control the anguish of a child. Address these anger attitudes from a personal level.
The more you try to move in these directions, the more you will feel having achieved something really important in life. This will in turn glow up the positivity lights in your mind. You will ultimately feel a lot better. You will have a good sleep at night. You will obviously return smiles to others for no cause, just because the inner you is happy.