Are you the kind of person whose blood boils every time someone cuts you off in traffic? Do you flip your lid and feel like strangling your kids like Homer from The Simpsons? Then you are probably experiencing a very normal and healthy emotion commonly known as ‘anger’. Yes, you read that right; anger is a very normal emotion that most people experience. But how you choose to act out when you are angry can be the deciding factor on how healthy or unhealthy your anger is.
So if you feel your anger is getting a little out of control, try using these tips to help you. Here we have some easy ways to control your anger…
Take A Tea-Break
One of the simplest and easiest ways to calm yourself down is to take a timeout. When feeling stressed during the course of a long and tiresome day, consider taking many short breathers to help lower your stress levels. Besides this, consuming green tea can be very beneficial in reducing stress, so why not brew yourself a cup?
Workout To Help You Work Things Out!
It is a scientific fact that indulging in physical activity helps get your endorphins (feel-good hormones) flowing. This in turn helps you reduce stress and calms you down. Hitting the gym, joining a Mixed Martial Arts class, or simply brisk walking can be a great way to get all your frustration out, while helping you stay fit at the same time.
Think Before You Talk
Words once spoken cannot be taken back. That’s why it is imperative that you not lose your head in the heat of the moment. Take a few moments to compose yourself and collect your thoughts before you speak and allow the other people involved in the situation to do the same.
Never Hold A Grudge
Holding a grudge can be compared to holding fire; the only person getting hurt is yourself. By allowing negative feelings and anger to pollute your mind, you may end up being swallowed by your own bitterness and rage. But by forgiving someone, you may learn something from the situation, while at the same time let go of negative thoughts.
Practise Yoga Or Other Forms Of Mediation
Sometimes it is best to take a step back and just let meditation and relaxation do the healing. Deep-breathing exercises, chanting calming words like “Om” or “Amen” and sitting away from noise can do wonders for you. If you can’t get away from the noise of the city, use noise cancelling earphones and listen to some calming music.
Now that you know what to do the next time you get angry, just remember to put these tips into practice and stay smiling!
Also read: How Yoga Helps You In Your Day-To-Day Life