Anger is considered to be a normal, healthy, human emotion, which most of us express from time to time. However, when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can cause major problems, at work and in your personal relationships. Anger can also affect the quality of your life as it tends to consume you and can make you feel like a helpless victim, at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.
Take a deep breath: When there is something that irritates you, the first thing you need to do it take a deep breath. Deep breathing has a scientific reasoning, when you breathe deeply, the vagus nerve in the brain conveys the message to your body to release the muscles and relax. This process takes place efficiently, when you take a couple of deep breaths. You can also try counting to 10.
Positive-self talk: Tell yourself positive things like “It’s going to be alright,” or “you’re getting worked up over nothing.” Just let yourself know that it is no big deal, you are going to get over it in time and you really will. Positive thinking, will keep you calm and composed in times of crisis.
Music: One of the best possible way to get over wrath is by listening to your favourite music such as classical, jazz or rock, whatever suits you best. Music will help you distract your mind from the situation and will also revitalise you.
Physical Activity: Physical activity can provide an outlet for your emotions, particularly if you cannot control your anger. Physical activities such as exercising, walking, jogging or engaging in your favourite sport will make you feel better.
Recognise the objective: Realise that losing your temper and allowing anger to consume you can have severe repercussions and can cause major rifts with your loved ones, colleagues and friends. Remember, you will be able to put your point accross, simply by discussing the issue that is bothering you in a calm and relaxed manner.
Meditation: The truth is that a lot of people suppress their anger and avoid dealing with it. Instead of doing this, as this could affect your health in the long run, try meditation, as it will calm you down and enable you to process your emotions, if practised daily.
Forgiveness: You experience inner peace only when you let go of past hurts and genuinely forgive yourself or someone else. This will make you a much calmer and kinder person.