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Anger Management - Overcome Anger With Simple Anger Techniques


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Anger is a normal human emotion. It is healthy when controlled. Learn to control your anger properly with anger self help or anger courses.

The main problem with having anger management issues is that you think you're only hurting yourself, and you certainly are. There are many physical ailments associated to anger control problems:

  • Headaches

  • Sleep disorders

  • High blood pressure

  • Digestive problems, and, last but not least,

  • Heart attacks.

    Although hurting yourself physically is definitely high on the list of reasons for wanting to overcome your anger, the worse part is that you are actually hurting the people you care about - your friends and family.

    Can you relate to any of the following?

  • You've blown up at your family members. . . yelling at them even though they weren't the reason you were angry.

  • You yell and say things you regret when they ARE the source of your anger.

  • Occasionally your friends and family will even AVOID you completely because they're afraid to set you off.

  • A loved one tells you “I feel like I'm walking on eggshells around you all the time, and I can never relax because I'm afraid you'll get mad at me over the littlest thing" or something similar.

    If you can relate to any of the things above, then you must now realize how much you can hurt the people you deeply care about by losing your temper.

    As it turns out, learning to control your anger is not complicated once you know a few basic principles. The good news is, it's a lot easier than burying all your anger deep down inside and not letting it out (so if you can do that - you can definitely control your temper!)

    In fact, there are a few key principles, anger techniques and tactics that can really make it simple to control your anger. These are the three main approaches to anger: expressing, suppressing and calming.

    Expressing: When you express your feelings in a controlled, assertive manner - it is the healthiest way. It is also difficult to do. You need to know your needs and how to get them met without hurting others. Remember to think before you speak. It means being respectful to yourself and others.

    Suppressing: We don't mean to bottle-up your anger, we mean you should count to 10, take a walk, do some exercise, etc. Anything that will slowly calm your feelings and make you less excited. You will then be ready to deal with the situation with a clear head.

    Calming: The most important technique in anger management is to stay calm. Don't forget to take deep breaths. Repeat soothing words like “take it easy". Close your eyes to regain your equilibrium. If need be, walk away until you are calm enough to deal with the situation rationally.

    It will take time and effort for you to put those techniques into practice when you're faced with a situation that would normally set you off. In the heat of the moment, it can be difficult to put your tactics into action. Just remember to keep something on you that will serve as a reminder to step back from a potentially unpleasant situation and get your anger under control. JUST REMEMBER TO BREATH!

    To learn the simple secrets to controlling your anger, visit where you'll find everything you need to know about anger self help, anger courses, and much more!

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