Anger is a natural human emotion. It gives us a sense of control, makes us feel strong, and motivates us to take action or protect ourselves from harm. Anger is a powerful emotion that can have negative consequences on our physical and mental health. When it becomes an uncontrollable force in your life, anger can lead to high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, and addictions.
What are some ways to deal with anger? This blog post will explore some ways you can manage angry emotions.
What are the signs of unhealthy anger?
Here are six warning signs of unhealthy anger.
1. A heightened sense of outrage. Feeling angry for no good reason.
2. Spewing out verbal abuse toward others.
3. An inability to feel connected to others.
4. Feelings of hatred and revenge.
5. Harassing others.
6. Exploiting others for your own selfish gain.
We all have some anger. You don’t have to be angry all the time. Healthy anger is temporary.
To learn how to manage your anger, be sure to read this post till the end.
How to practice self-compassion
The compassion you show to yourself when you are angry allows you to feel stronger. Self-compassion means placing yourself in the other person’s shoes and doing your best to empathize with their anger and experiences.
When you are feeling angry, try this exercise. Do you remember when you were young? When do you feel that your sibling or friend was being unfair? Did you feel afraid, anxious, or threatened? How did you respond? You were stronger than you realized. What you were feeling was a completely normal and healthy part of your childhood. And because you reacted like a child, the adults around you stepped in to take care of you and prevent a bigger problem. This happens all the time.
Now imagine that it was your child that was being unfair, and you were the adult.
How to cope with anger in your relationships
Here are some ways you can deal with anger in your relationship.
Create space and time for your angry feelings. Go for a walk, take a nap, or turn on some calming music. You are more likely to give yourself the time and space to deal with your angry feelings if you give yourself an opportunity to calm down and feel relaxed. Give yourself a deadline for how long you will allow yourself to experience the feelings you are experiencing. Once your anger stops, you will be able to relax and know that you will feel better after you feel better. Give yourself permission to let yourself express your anger. When you are feeling angry, it can be hard to tell your partner that you are angry. Tell your partner that you need time to vent.
Coping with anger when it’s not your fault
Avoiding or distracting yourself from angry situations can be helpful when you’re feeling angry and don’t feel like dealing with it. Do something positive for yourself to take your mind off of things for a while.
Eating a nutritious snack or having a healthy meal can be a good way to take your mind off of the anger you are feeling. Having high blood pressure or high cholesterol or high blood sugar can cause anger, so eating a low-fat meal or replacing some of your usual meals with healthy options is a good way to help with that. If you are trying to get over a broken heart, trying to get some exercise or spending time with a friend can also help.
Avoiding people who cause you anger or doing things you know will make you feel anger or defensiveness towards them can also help.
Ways to use anger positively in your life
You don’t have to be angry to do positive things, and you don’t have to be angry. Do you need a few tips on how to use anger positively in your life?
Reclaiming your identity
Some people think anger is a sign that you don’t care or are bad or weak. The truth is, anger can serve as a healthy outlet for your emotions. Anger can give you a sense of control, allow you to learn from your past experiences, and provide an outlet for what you are experiencing now. You can regain your sense of self when you don’t have an emotional meltdown in a public space. Your anger can also be a positive outlet for you to practice assertiveness, which can help to reduce your anxiety.
You can be angry, yet stay positive.
You can learn to use anger as a positive force in your life.
The subject of anger can be very overwhelming. There are plenty of ways you can deal with anger. It’s important to focus on the positive aspects of anger and discuss ways that you can manage negative emotions.
How to Deal with Anger
There is a key issue that occurs when you have both tendencies. When you feel negative emotions, you automatically become negative, negative thoughts, and negative behaviors, both of which are destructive. Conversely, when you feel positive emotions, you tend to be more confident, optimistic, and a more patient individual.