How to Control Anger Emotions

Anger is the type of emotion that if left untreated, it has the potential to have damaging effects on the person as well as the people around him. Here are some tips on how to control your anger and not let it control you:
• Know the cause of your anger and deal with the root cause.
• Develop a hobby or a sport as an outlet. In this way, you can express your suppressed energy to it.
• Speak to a therapist or a psychologist. A professional can help build a plan that can help you face your anger head on and specific guidelines on how to cope with it.
• Always think about other options when faced with your anger. Think of at least 2 options to react to it. Refrain from being too reactive. Train your mind to think before speaking.
• Do the opposite of what you usually do. Instead of being upset or become frustrated right away, be calm and talk to the person in a collected way. It is easier said than done, but by practice, it will become a habit.
• If the situation is too much for you to bear, remove yourself from it. Take a walk. Have a breather. Then once you are refreshed and can think straight again, talk to the person involved in a relaxed manner.
• List down realistic goals on what kind of person you want to be and the qualities you want to acquire. This will help you visualize your ideas and create an atmosphere that can help you be the person you’ve always wanted to be.
• When you go through failures in trying to conquer your anger, step up and try again. Don’t pound yourself too much about your mistakes and move forward.
• Being optimistic and seeing the positive rather than dwell on the negative can help keep your anger at bay. Instead of being pessimistic, always remember that there is always light at the end of the tunnel and you will overcome as long as you press forward.
• Accept the fact that there are things that you can’t control and you can only do so much as a person. If things don’t go your way, relax and be calm. Your anger won’t get you anywhere, but put yourself and people around you at risk for emotional damage.
• Learn to eliminate negative thoughts and disturbing emotions. Read a book that can assist you in deepen your understanding about valuable things.
• Refrain from negative self-talk.
Fear and anger sometimes go hand in hand. Fear paralyzes your potential and anger is the emotion that accompanies fear as its compensating factor. So as you deal with the two emotions, it is helpful to surround yourself with positive people who can encourage you to meet your emotional goals.