Anger is a natural emotion; almost all of us at sometime in our lives have gotten angry. Sometime we can control and manage our anger, other times our anger takes control of us. Learn from the test below if you do need anger management.
Following are some questions; if you seem to have scored maximum ‘yes’, it’s time you sought for anger management.
- Do you believe that you experience anger in much greater magnitude than others?
- Do you experience a change in your bodily sensation when you get angry?
- Do you think you loose patience quite quickly than others?
- Do you use sarcasm, criticism and/or insults when you talk to others?
- Is it hard for you to understand other person’s perspective?
- Do you often yell or raise your voice during an argument or debate?
- Do you break or damage objects when you get angry?
- Do you quite often engage in an act of violence?
- Do you still get upset about something that happened in the past?
- Do you often engage in heated arguments with your loved ones?
- Do you get angry with yourself when you lose control over your emotions?
- Do you find it hard to forgive someone who has done you wrong?
- Has your job been effected because of your anger?
- When you get angry of frustrated, do you comfort yourself with drugs or alcohol?
- Do you regret your behavior post an angry outburst?
Here are some general tips in order to manage your anger:-
- Think before you speak
Saying or doing things in the heat of the moment can cause you to regret you words in the future. Hence in times of anger, it is best to collect your thoughts, stay calm before speak.
- Express your anger in healthier ways.
Once you are able to think clearly, express your anger in tactful and assertive that does not come across and confrontational. Be clear and direct about what hurt you, without losing a sense of your anger.
- Go for a run.
Physical activities like running tremendously help reducing stress that has come about because of being angry. Whenever you feel your anger escalating, excuse yourself from that situation and go for a run or brisk walk. While doing so imagine your ager leaving your system.
- Take time away.
Taking some time away from those stressful situations that can cause anger can help you lead a stress free life. Moments of quiet time and solidarity can help you deal with your anger better.
Try resolving your issues at hand instead of focusing on what made you angry. Remember anger won’t fix situations; it just ends up making things worse.
- Refrain from holding grudges
Forgiving can be quite cathartic. Anger will only build up negative feelings that would only cause bitterness within you. Forgiving someone can only help you move forward and not cause you to dwell in the negativity.
- Use humor
Diffuse the tension to lighten up the situation. Humor can help you face reason behind your anger and provide you with positive resolution. Refrain from using sarcasm, it could hurt feelings and possibly make the situation worse.
Anger is a powerful emotion that could cause serious harm and cause you to lose a lot of things in life from friends, family to work. Seek out for professional help to help you cope and manage your anger when you realize you can no longer exercise control over it. Reach out to our psychologists now for anger management therapy on +919741476476.