Teenage years are transitional years that can be both enlightening and confusing. Puberty and hormones could lead to disorientation that could bring about issues in self-identity, independence, career, social life, drugs, alcohol, and emotions. Being emotionally volatile is not an unknown notion for anyone undergoing the transitional age. Anger, frustration, rage, violent outbursts end up being leading causes of developing delinquency during teenage years. By not being able to manage anger can be lead to issues ranging from troubled parent- child relationship, teacher- child relationship, relationship between peers, issues at school, a range of physical ailments like asthma, increased heart rate, etc. and psychological turmoils.
Here are some tips to help teens manage and control anger:
- Identify your anger
In order to manage your anger, you need to identify it. Learn what makes you angry, be aware of your anger, acknowledge it. This will help you get a greater sense of your angry feelings and it’s underlying cause.
- Breathe your anger away.
Once you’ve identified your anger, teach yourself ways to deal with it better. Breathing in and out can slowly erase your anger from your mind and body. Count to five while inhaling, now slowly breathe out to the count of five. Continue this sequence till you feel cam and relaxed.
- Write about your anger.
Writing about your feelings always a great way to identify them. Keep a journal for your anger. Write why, how and where you felt angry. This not only helps you develop self-awareness but also helps you manage and control your anger better. Once you start writing you realize the issues weren’t that great to be angry over or you’ll find your anger trivial. This realization can help you better understand your other emotions too.
● Rationalize with your anger.
By using rationalization through self-talk you can enable yourself to deal with anger more effectively. Rationalizing will not only stop negative thoughts but will also help you think in productive ways. Talk your way out of getting angry.
● Quit being impulsive.
By not engaging in impulsive acts as a result of your anger, you’ll realize that your don’t have grave consequences. Once with improved self-control you learn healthy alternative solutions. For example, instead of yelling and cursing at your parents during disagreements, try to communicate in respectful ways, in order to better communicate your thoughts and feelings.
● When in doubt walk away.
Walk away from the situations that you know you are not able to calm down. Anger could escalate causing you to not be able to use anger-management steps. In such times walk away from the situation until you’re able to control your anger. Being calm, will better help you to think rationally and to communicate effectively.
Sometimes as teens we are unable to help ourselves control our anger, in times like these it is best to seek counselling. Going to a counselor will not only help you to communicate your feelings better but techniques and guided therapy from the counselor can help you overcome your anger. To meet the professionals for your teen, call us now on +919741476476.