Tip of the Day: Ways to Control your Temper

controlWhen you start feeling angry, try deep breathing, positive self-talk, or stopping your angry thoughts.

Although expressing anger is better than keeping it in, anger should be expressed in an appropriate way, and frequent outbursts of anger are often counter-productive and cause problems in relationships with others.

Being assertive can be used in place of using anger in these situations.

Consider the value of physical activity such as exercise as a way to both improve mood and discharge tension and anger, and also seek out the support of others.

If you have trouble realizing when you are having angry thoughts, keep a log of when you feel angry, and try to gain a different perspective by putting yourself in another person’s place.

Learn to assert yourself, expressing your feelings calmly and directly without becoming defensive, hostile, or emotionally charged.

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