5 perfect ways to deal with anger
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1.) Avoid negative people
I needed to be mindful of the company I keep or how much stuff I read online to be able to deal with anger. I realized that people filled with negativity always drew me into their world just because I wanted to be there for them. I had to come to a conclusion that staying away or avoiding such people kept me sane. Instead, I replaced them with positive-thinking and happy people. This made my life much better.
2.) Count 1-100
This may sound cliché or old school but trust me, it works! At least, it is working for me. Whenever someone or something got me upset to a point I can't think straight, I managed to count 1- 100 and before I got to 40, I had calmed myself down. Do it slowly and focus on the numbers and see experience the magic.
3.) Walking away
Walking out of an argument doesn't mean you lost or you don’t know what you are saying. Walking out simply means you don't want that simple/heated argument to get physical or worse. I always want to have self-control especially around people or partner. This means be willing to leave an area full of hate and negativity because you can't stand it any longer.
4.) Go boxing, swimming
I remember the day I dashed off my house, rented a hotel room and swam in their pool around 2am because I was so pissed with my boyfriend's love for the bottle. It wasn't something I wanted to do but after I did, it saved me. For my close friend, he goes boxing. Instead of punching someone's face, he hits the boxing bag. It’s a good therapy for anger.
5.) Anger management classes
I have never gone this far where I sort for help from a facility but for my close friends who have, its therapeutic. Go seek help from this facilities or visit your priest/pastor, they can help you think and if you can think, you can get your self control back, no matter how crazy the situation is.
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