5 Things That Can Help You Control Your Anger

Anger is a natural and sometimes useful emotion that reflects our inner state. It helps us instinctively identify and respond to dangerous situations. Anger can also be a great driving force to help us begin doing really good things. Most often though, uncontrollable anger is a cause of stress and problems in relationships with colleagues, relatives, friends, the outside world and even with yourself.

We’ve collected 5 ways for you to manage your anger and take its destructive forces under your control.

Write the reasons why you’re angry down and destroy them.

This can relieve an immense amount of tension from your body. Pay attention to every little thing that annoyed you and describe it in as much detail as you possibly can. Set your mind free of these thoughts. Then you can either throw the list away or even better, destroy it, relieving the stress once and for all.

Chew some gum.

It has been proven by science that chewing gum can help you get through terrible hostility toward everybody around you. This is because when you actively move your jaw, the muscles in your face and in your body slowly release tension.

Go for a walk or even better, a run.

You need to experience some physical exercise in one form or another. Run a mile, walk for around 20 minutes— each one of these activities will help your brain produce endorphins otherwise known as happiness hormones which burn off energy that could otherwise turn into hatred and annoyance.

Sing your favorite song.

It might sound surprising, but singing is actually a wonderful way to reduce a great amount of stress and anger. Put on your favorite song when you’re in a terrible mood, stay somewhere secluded, and enjoy singing your song with as much power as you can.

Eat something crunchy.

Don’t over-eat, of course, as you probably don’t want to be angry at yourself later on, but do snack on something crunchy when you’re feeling particularly mad at something. Humans enjoy listening to crunchy sounds, therefore, it’s mentally relieving. It could also help ease the tension in your jaw.

Source: Bright Side