The funny thing, anger is a normal emotion we have and it is a valid feeling. We all have our fair share of stress and difficulties these days. The problem is do we know when our anger becomes a problem? Has your anger gone from a simple annoyance to hostility? Are your feeling mad most of the time, short-tempered, or easily provoked? Are you impatient, mad when the grocery line moves slowly, or swearing at another driver when they don’t do what you think they should? Is anger causing work problems, relationship problems, or health problems?
Are you thinking this was not the life you imagined and do not want to feel this way any longer? Anger Management is a way to start this change. This can happen through learning your triggers and learning ways to adjust your responses to triggers.
Each person has their own situation, and finding a solution is unique to them. Some common techniques to help manage anger are: Refocusing which is to focus on something new or different. Deep breathing, which promotes a state of calmness. Doing something else or removing yourself from the situation. Imagery involves visualizing positive, peaceful settings. Yoga encourages mental and physical relaxation. Changing the way you think, not using global terms, such as everybody, everything, all the time, never, always. Not ruminating, which is thinking the same thought over and over. Another technique is to rationalize the situation or see how you would feel in their shoes. Sometimes the problem that caused the anger can be solved. Throughout all of these techniques making a point to communicate better and use humor to relieve stress.
If you are overwhelmed trying this on your own contact a professional for help. Changing behavior is not an easy thing to do. We are usually pretty entrenched in how we react to situations and are not able to see the situation clearly.
If you are in need of help with Anger Management the Follman Counseling Agency is here for you. We offer counseling and support to make changes to create a better life