“I can’t control my anger.” Have you ever found yourself making…
“I can’t control my temper.”
Have you ever uttered that phrase? If so, you are not alone. Anger can be an overwhelming emotion. Without the right tools, you may struggle to control your anger or to express it appropriately.
However, it is also a false phrase. Everyone can control their tempers. You do not have to be a slave to your emotions. Instead, you can learn tips and strategies that help you understand, manage, and harness your anger.
What Makes You Angry?
The first thing you need to do is understand anger. What are your triggers? Do you feel angry all the time or is your anger situational?
Understanding what makes you angry can help you avoid or control situations that generally trigger you. Even if you are someone who feels angry a lot of the time, you can learn strategies to help you change your approach to different situations?
Learn Your Warning Signs
It is much easier to avoid getting angry than it is to control anger. So, learn the signs that you are getting angry and change the situation when you see those signs. That may mean avoiding certain situations or changing your behavior. For example, if road rage is one of your problems, you could ask about getting a different schedule at work so that you are not commuting during rush hour.
Learn Relaxation Techniques
When you are angry, you tend to dwell on what made you mad in the first place. All that does is reinforce those negative feelings. Instead, you can learn relaxation techniques that help you focus on something else.
Anger is often rooted in anxiety and stress. Exercise is a great way to help you handle and regulate those emotions. Getting daily exercise gives you a positive outlet for your energy. It can also help you sleep better. Both of those things can make it easier for you to handle your anger.
Why Should I Control My Anger?
First, your anger makes you unpleasant. No one wants to be around someone who is angry all of the time. Your anger damages your interpersonal relationships, but it also makes you less successful in the workplace and more likely to receive bad customer service. No one wants to deal with someone who has anger management problems.
Anger also takes a toll on your health. It can increase your chances of heart disease and cause insomnia, headaches, and digestive problems. In other words, anger can make you sick. Fortunately, we can help. Contact us today to get started.