3 Anger Management Tips
Anger itself is not the enemy, but expressing it can be tricky. Like a wildfire, many relationships are destroyed when anger runs rampant and uncontrolled.
Here are 3 things to do when anger surfaces:
Decide if your anger is truly justified, if you’re blowing things out of proportion, or being self-centred. Look at the objective facts. There’s often more than one way to look at a situation.
Before speaking out in anger, own your annoyances and develop the character you need to be more understanding by knowing how to put yourself in other people’s shoes. ASK: Would I want to be talked to in this way?
3. Be Constructive
Anger can be healthy. It can be about a need, want, wish or a boundary that should be communicated to someone. Seek to dialogue with that person in a constructive win-win manner about your needs and wants.
REMEMBER: Anger can be useful in developing healthy authentic relationships, but it needs to be channelled well so that it doesn’t destroy the very things we ought to value most in life… People!