Stress and worry are part of our lives but they should not take over our lives.
This is the one line meaning of life
Yes, life is stressful. You cannot go through life without stress, Anger and sadness. However, you cannot let anger rule you.
There is a way to get control over your anger
Anger is an emotion that can be brought into control, even though you may feel helpless when you are angry. In this story, I will be discussing a few tips which will help you get your anger under control.
When in anger, the solution must be quick and efficient
Normally it will take some time to get your anger under control. What if, there was a way in which you could get your anger under control within seconds? Sounds impossible. Right? Swipe to find out how the steps work and how you can benefit from them.
The most efficient technique to get a hold on the beast called anger
Take deep long breaths. Focus all your attention on your breathing and not on anything else. When you are angry, the breaths become shallow and signals your brain to reinforce the fight or flight response. The long calming breaths break this cycle.
It is okay to accept that you are feeling anger or anxiousness
The first part of dealing with the problem is accepting that you have a problem in the first place. When you accept and label your feelings, anger and anxiousness reduce by a degree.
Irrational thoughts need to be controlled
Irrational thoughts need to be controlled
When in a state of anger, anxiousness, the thought processes do not make sense. Most often we think of worst cases scenarios. To break this what is cycle, ask yourself the following questions
Emotional energy can be released via exercise
When you exercise, your body produces serotonin. Serotonin has an important role to play in calming down the human mind.
Picture yourself calm in your mind
This may need practice. In your mind, think that you are at peace, relaxed and picture yourself calm, cool, collected and engaging in something that you like to do. Once the mental picture is clear, recreate that picture in your real life scenario.
Thinking logically helps especially when you are angry
Anger and anxiousness tend to overcome logical thoughts. Thus, ask yourself the following questions:
Walk out of the room, go outside, change direction
When we are angry, there is a high chance that we may say things we will regret later. Therefore, to avoid such situations, just leave the scenario and head anywhere else. Once you start walking away from the problem, your mind will start to cool down and logical thinking will prevail.
It does not have to be beta, theta or delta waves
When you feel that anxiousness creeping in, put on your headphones and start listening to your favorite music. Music has a very calming effect on both mind, body and soul.
There are many relaxation techniques you can try.
Anxiousness or anger attacks the muscles of the shoulder, these become very tight and tense. Practice muscle relaxation techniques to calm your mind down and center yourself.
Pick a piece of paper and start writing
If you’re worried about saying something, write it down. You do not have to worry about sentence formation, punctuation or the ton. Just get it out and onto a paper. Once you’re feeling better, you can look back and reflect if your anger was justified.
Walk helps to clear the mind
A change of scenery, a breath of fresh air can be a big help in reducing anger. You do not have to go for a mile long hike. Just a walk around your block can help you calm down and think more logically.
Hydration is necessary, no matter the circumstances
If you are not properly hydrated or if your body is craving food, none of the above mentioned techniques will help. Have a small snack, even if you do not want to eat.
It can be a locket, a polished stone, anything.
When you start to feel anxious, focus all your energy on that stone or locket. Tell yourself that you are going to become calm now and gently rub the stone or locket between your fingers
Try this out next time you feel angry or anxious.
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