Tip of the Day: Ways to Control your Anger

Do you find yourself fuming when someone cuts you off in traffic?

Does your blood pressure go through the roof when your child refuses to cooperate?

Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion but it is important to deal with it in a positive way, as uncontrolled anger can take a toll on both your health and your relationships.

Keeping your temper in check can be challenging, so use simple anger management tips to stay in control.

Before reacting to a tense situation, take a few moments to breathe deeply and count to 10, as slowing down can help defuse your temper.

As soon as you are thinking clearly, express your frustration in an assertive but non-confrontational way.

State your concerns and needs clearly and directly, without hurting others or trying to control them.

If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing other favorite physical activities.

Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything and allow others involved in the situation to do the same.

Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work on resolving the issue at hand.

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