It seems we could all use some tips to control anger. There’s so much anger in the world these days. We’ve got angry cats, angry football players (Wayne Rooney), cute angry babies and more. Jees. . . . Whether you need tips to control anger at work, tips to control anger in relationships or tips to control anger before it controls you, then read on. And don’t worry, you won’t need to sign up for any anger management counselling sessions, you just need to read, be a little mindful and relax. . . it’ll be easy in just a sec, trust me
What causes anger? A lot, it would seem. Used to be pretty much anything could make me angry, and I was far from the only one. People get angry for a million different reasons, but essentially it all comes down to the same thing: we get angry when our preconceived idea of the world and our idea of how things should be is violated. Thankfully, this definition of anger also provides a way to control anger, a way which I used myself to create coping skills and one that I want to share with you now; some tip to control angrer outbursts and to develop coping skills when you notice signs of anger in yourself or in others.
Let’s start from the beginning, however. For the real problem is not anger itself. . The real problem comes when you start thinking, “I can’t control my anger,” when you start giving in and believing that anger is an unalterable part of your personality. That’s when you start to feel vexed, as though you’re out of control of your own actions. And in order to change that, you need to learn to take back control. You need to learn that there are ways to manage your anger. As soon as you start to believe that you have control over your anger rather than your anger having control over you, you’ll start to relax, to feel less of a victim of your own emotions. So, how do we regain control?