Healthy strategies to cope with anger
August 19, 2020
Everyone experiences anger at some point in their life. Some people experience anger throughout the week or even throughout the day. It's okay to feel this emotion, but it's important to understand how to cope so that these feelings do not control you.
Anger can happen anywhere: in the car, at the grocery store, in the office or even at home. And, everyone experiences anger differently. Anger can stir up bad feelings and it can also make people become physical. Yet, it can also motivate, and even be considered good if it's expressed in a focused, healthy way and not used to punish or harm others. Anger is complex, therefore it must be thoroughly examined in order to best understand it.
Today, we talk about strategies for dealing with anger.
When you become upset, stop what you're doing and evaluate the situation before responding. Don't lash out on impulse. Instead, wait before you speak or act. Take a deep breath and consider the implications before you do or say something you might regret.
Allow yourself time to cool off. Take a nap, listen to music, meditate or exercise. Let your body release the built up tension in your system.
Spend time addressing what's made you angry, and don't ignore the feeling. Pint up anger can change the way you maneuver through life. Examine what has made you feel angry and understand that your feelings are valid.
Seek professional help when needed. There's nothing wrong with seeking guidance when it comes to dealing with anger. At Clearwater Counseling, PC, we can help you mindfully respond to your emotions while also helping you establish strategies and solutions so that you can cope in a healthy way.
If you or a loved one is in need of professional services, please contact us at (308) 210-8487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.