Control Your Anger!

Angry birds is not just an animation game, but a lot of us are angry birds in our real lives. Anger is one of the basic emotions and it is very normal to express the same. But it is a matter of concern if it runs rampant.

Dr Prerna Kohli, India's leading psychologist shares 8 tips to follow to control your anger
Dr Prerna Kohli, India’s leading psychologist shares 8 tips to follow to control your anger

Here are some tips to get a hold of your anger:

Write it down

You can pen down your thoughts, instead of displaying them out loud. Writing it down gives you time to analyze the whole situation. You can process your actions and reactions.

Dr Prerna Kohli, India's leading psychologist shares 8 tips to follow to control your anger
Dr Prerna Kohli, India’s leading psychologist shares 8 tips to follow to control your anger

Keep a track

You can create an anger log and it may help you in providing insights about your behaviour. You may need not to maintain it for a longer duration, but doing so for 3-4 weeks will surprise you and reveal a lot to you about yourself.

Breathing Technique

When we are angry our whole body changes. Our heart runs fast, body temperature rises and breathes are shorter. Inhaling and exhaling deeply few times help us to control these physiological reactions.

Work out

Exercising is one of best ways to channelize all your energy and vent out the negativity we hold inside us. To begin with, you can follow a very basic workout regime. Try following various Zumba lessons easily available on YouTube. In fact, there are various apps available now that help you start with a workout plan at home only. Make use of such available options.

Beware of the triggers

Through keeping a track and writing down your thoughts in a journal, you can always figure out the factors that trigger anger in you. Stay clear of such situations in order to keep your cool.

Take a Break

When you are in a situation where your anger might just flare up, just detach yourself from that situation. Go to other room or just take a walk outside to divert yourself. You can try counting, as suggested by many. It is better to take the control before acting your anger out loud.

Understand the reason

Look for the clues and track down the reasons for your anger. As much as it is important to learn how to control your anger, it is equally important to learn the reasons behind your behaviour. At times, a factor might be precipitating for you and not for others.

Take Help

Dr Prerna Kohli, India's leading psychologist shares 8 tips to follow to control your anger
Dr Prerna Kohli, India’s leading psychologist shares 8 tips to follow to control your anger

If you are unable to keep yourself calm and you feel you just blow things out of proportion due to your anger, seek professional help. There is no shame in the same and rather than hurting people around us and later regretting our words and actions, make amends in your behaviour beforehand.

 

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