Thursday, January 29, 2009

Simplicity Values - 5 Ways to get rid of anger

Anger is a natural human emotion. Hanging onto it, or handling it in a hurtful way is not. Here are a few simple ways to work through anger and get it out in a way that is constructive!

1. Write it all down in a journal, or a letter. You can tear it up, edit it and send it off. Just use it to push all that anger out of you.

2. Burn it off. Get to the gym or run around the block or race up a staircase. Your anger will have nothing on you once you are done.

3. Talk it out. Constructively. Not in a "lets rehash this for the 15th time" way, but in a "how can I solve this" way.

4. Laugh it off. Just refuse to take it seriously. See the humor in the situation and laugh it off. Can't get there? Watch a favorite comedy or even a clip of a favorite and see what that does.

5. Take a time out. Go away for a bit. Just get out of your problem for a while. Call a friend, talk about other things. Take a walk in nature. Play with a child or a pet.

Try it and see how you feel with a little bit of energy, you will get more time and energy back by getting rid of anger!

For a great children's book about managing anger, check out When I Feel Angry

Remember to make the moment happen!


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