Tips to Control Your Temper
Does your blood pressure get high when you encountered unfavorable things? Do you feel anger when someone cuts you off in traffic? Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion but it is important to deal with anger in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can take you in a wrong way and can toll on both your health and your relationships.
Are you willing to get your anger under control? Check and start it by considering these anger management tips.
1.Think a funny memory.
When you feel your temper rising over something small, think of a funny memory you have with your family or friends. Remind yourself that this is temporary, and will help you to change and handle your temper.
2.Think before you act and speak.
In the heat of the moment, it is obvious to us and easy to say something bad that you’ll regret later. So, in this case, take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything, and allow others involved in the situation to handle and change the flow of the moment.
3.Count to ten.
When you feel anger, in your head or out loud, count 1-10, so you can cool down and see where you are and notice what happens in a clear manner.
4.Learn how to move forward
Ask yourself exactly what is bothering you right now then use the anger as a simple indication that something can and should be changed to improve things in the future. In other terms, move on with your anger and think about the things that might bring you happiness.
5.Take a walk.
Remove yourself from the situation that annoyed you, take a walk and get the chance to clear your mind and gain new perspectives. When you feel ready to deal with the situation, walk back with a clear and cool head.
6.Think about the situation.
Ask yourself a question to help you handle the heat of the situation. Is it right to carry my anger? Is it something you can control? Did you misunderstand the thing that is fueling your anger? In short, know where you are going before you move forward and do something.
When your temper is getting high, the first thing most people want to do is smile. Because smiling lowers your body’s anger response, while quelling feelings of high temper.
8.Talk about your anger.
Instead of expressing it; talking about your anger means unloading and decompressing it with a friend, who can help you handle it, and who can bring some perspective to the situation, or even talking out loud to yourself about it.
9.Don’t put your anger on display.
Remember that displaying your anger don’t accomplish and resolve anything except to anger or intimidate others. It is not a disciplinary tool, a communication method, or an emotional weapon. It is damaging your personal and emotional state of being a human. So don’t ever let yourself use anger as a threat, particularly in public. Your anger should be your problem, not theirs.
10.Find a place you can be alone.
If you find any particular place that makes your temper rising regularly when you are there, find a place that you can be completely alone for a few minutes. One minute of being alone can be more than enough time to calm down.
11.Take a timeout
Give yourself short breaks during times of the day that tend you to be anger. A few moments of quiet time might help you feel better prepared to handle what’s ahead without getting irritated or angry.
12.Identify a solution.
If you tend to get angry about the same things over and over again, work and find solutions on them specifically. Try to remind yourself that anger is not a solution.