Trying to stay calm when you're bursting with anger can be a challenge. You don't want to say or do the wrong thing in the heat of the moment because you will end up regretting it.
When you are in a situation that can trigger negative emotions, stay calm with the help of these anger management tips.
1. Think before you speak: You may be angry at the moment and wish to say a hundred things (most of it unkind), but it is really important that you take a moment to think about whether it really needs to be said. There are always consequences to what you choose to do at this moment.
2. Express your anger in a calm manner: There are nonconfrontational ways to express how you feel without flaring up. Take a moment to figure out how you can frame what you would like to say in a clear manner. This way you don't have to hold in all those negative emotions.
3.Exercise: If you are in a bad situation, leave the room and go for a walk. A brisk walk or jog can do wonders. It won't just help you de-stress, but it will help clear your thoughts.
4. Take a break: If you feel like negative emotions are building up and you can't control it, take a break. Give yourself some time to just relax and do nothing. This way you can discover what's triggering your anger and find a healthy way to deal with the issue.
5. Have a laugh: This may sound odd, but making a joke to break the tension can put everyone involved at ease. Changing the vibe in the room to a more positive one may just help resolve the issue quickly.