For the person who is dealing daily with anger problems, it is important to learn skills that will be effective in coping. Below I will cover three skills that may help in this cause. Not all strategies work for all people, so it is necessary to try until you find one that works for you.
*Acupressure. Tapping or rubbing the body achieves this technique. Briskly massaging your body when feeling tense and upset causes an individual’s energy to move around their body, which results in relaxation. It is very difficult to remain angry when your body is relaxed.
* Keep a journal. When an individual writes about the situations that upset them, it helps to get the negative thoughts and emotions out of their head. By journaling about feelings and emotions, a person is able to rid their minds of unhealthy thinking and put them on paper. Keep track of what caused the anger, how your body reacted and what you did. You might further cover alternative ways you could have dealt with the situation. Next time try using the alternative method.
*Remove yourself from the situation.. If a person realizes they have difficulties controlling their temper, they might consider staying away from situations that may cause heated arguments. If a person has a regular pattern of lashing out during specific situations, avoiding the situation altogether should work. Some situations and people just tend to get you going. Avoiding them if at all possible takes away the negative emotion that comes with it.
There are so many methods available for learning to control excessive anger. A person who recognizes they have such a problem can choose from so many there is bound to be at least one method that fits their personality. In the long run, taking this time, making this effort, will result in a much happier life for all involved.