We all feel angry at some point in our lives and that is healthy. Anger is an important emotion and helps you express your feelings
While it’s perfectly normal to feel angry when you’ve been mistreated or wronged, anger becomes a problem when you express it in a way that harms yourself or others.
What can I do to manage my anger?
You can do the following to help you manage your anger:
- Learn and read more about anger
- Stay away from drugs and alcohol
- Replace anxious thoughts with positive ones
- Learn how to relax
- Eat healthily and exercise regularly
- Identify your triggers and try avoiding them
- Talk to a trusted friend, adult, or family
- Seek help from a professional counselor
- Do something fun or nice for yourself
- Spend time with people who make you feel safe and good about yourself
- Get enough sleep
- Don’t blame yourself.
- Work on improving your self-esteem
- Do the things you love
- Minimize stress
- Use humor to relieve the tension you can watch funny tv programs
- Be willing to forgive and let go
- Be aware of your anger warning signs to help you manage your anger before it gets out of control.
If you're worried about your anger, it's important to seek help as soon as possible.