We all tend to get angry at the simplest of things. In today’s fast paced and busy society, its seems that rationale and understanding have become last resorts instead of voices of reason. Sometimes all that you have is the power of your own temperament to keep your peace of mind.
According to cardiologist Dave Montgomery, MD, anger causes stress, which increases the risk of high blood pressure and heart diseases which is negative to your life and well being.
To ensure that you have a productive and collected day, please follow these simple tips on how to deal with anger and you’ll be on your way to becoming a natural Yogi.
Tips on How to Deal with Anger
1. THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK – In the heat of the moment, it’s easy to say something you’ll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything.
I’ve found that rhythmic breathing is a good way to get your frontal lobe activated again and kicking in that well-needed reasoning for those tense situations.
2. IDENTIFY POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS – Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work on resolving the issue at hand. Remind yourself that anger won’t fix anything and might only make it worse.
Everybody gets angry, but out of control rage isn’t good for you or those around you. When you can’t control your anger, you may get into fist-fights or drive recklessly, for example, endangering yourself and others.
3. TAKE A TIMEOUT – Give yourself short breaks during times of the day that tend to be stressful. A few moments of quiet time might help you feel better prepared to handle what’s ahead without getting irritated or angry.
This timeout is for the person to get in touch with the way they feel before they try and express that feeling to those that may have done them wrong. This method works in professional and personal relationships alike.
4. DON’T HOLD A GRUDGE – Forgiveness is a powerful tool. If you allow anger and other negative feelings to a crowd out your positive feelings, you might find yourself swallowed up by your bitterness or sense of injustice. This situation is unfair to you and everyone else who would otherwise enjoy your positive spirit.
Forgiving someone who angered you might allow both parties to learn from the situation. It’s unrealistic to expect everyone to behave exactly as you want at all times.
5. PRACTICE RELAXATION SKILLS – When your temper flares up, put relaxation skills to work. Practice deep breathing exercises and also imagine a relaxing scene, music, yoga or write a journal. Whatever takes it takes to encourage relaxation.
Your breathing rate and heart rate both increase when you become emotionally aroused. You can learn to reverse these increases by deliberately slowing your breathing and or systematically relaxing your tense muscles. Relaxing in this manner will help you to maintain control
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