Anger problem issues can have a negative impact on all your
relationships. Your partner, friends, kids, co-workers, and bosses
might all come to think you’re an angry jerk. Your outbursts might
cause trouble with the ones you love, your friends, your job, or even
Anger is one of the core human emotions that can lead to problems
if it gets out of hand. Mental health professionals have developed a
variety of strategies for dealing with anger. You may never become
extremely laid back, but you can get to a point where you can keep
your anger from damaging your life and your loved ones.
Some things you could try:
1. Change your routine so you have more time to unwind – and
take some time to go for a walk after getting home or set aside
time to do an activity you like in the evening.
2. Exercise – Physical activity is a great stress reducer.
3. Make time for yourself – When stressed we often forget to set
aside time to recharge our batteries.
4. Learn relaxation techniques – Meditation, prayer, deep
breathing, or progressive muscle relaxation.
5. Do things you enjoy – Do things that you look forward to that
boost your mood such as going fishing, biking or hiking with
family or friends. These activities are more strenuous and help
alleviate stress and are better than vegging out watching TV.
6. Do straight-up relaxing activities – e.g., getting a massage, lying
out in the sun, or sitting in a sauna.
If these techniques do not give you better control of your anger, the
staff at Lakeside Counseling and Wellness Center can help.
Written by Roger Corbin