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Anger management and what it entails

Do you know what anger management is? How would you describe it? Have you ever been angry? How was the feeling? What then is anger? “It is seen as a frequently result of frustration, or of feeling blocked or thwarted from something the subject feels is important” says Wikipedia. Wikipedia also describes anger management as a “psycho-therapeutic program for anger prevention and control”. 

Have you heard of the interesting quote, written by Buddha that says “holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned?” I know one way or another, we all can relate to this. Getting revenge on someone for a wrong doing, that was done to you in the past, and you just can’t let it go. That feeling that just makes your heart want to tear apart, and the other sleeps like nothing is wrong. Letting go is best for you and your peace of mind. Taking initiatives on how to make the other person pay for what they did to you, isn’t just the right approach. Sometimes, how you wish you can grab them by their neck, and slap them countless times; all for what? So you end up having a bad feeling about yourself?  

Anger management controls and regulates anger to avoid any problems in the future. Try these three steps out, whenever you are angry beyond control;

Identify your “anger triggers”:

You must know what made you angry at the first place. Is it what someone said or did? Do you find yourself trying to rip their head off because of how angry you are? That’s to the extreme though. Breathe, sit down and think things through.

Communicate:

When something is bothering you, you need to let it out. Some people go to the gym, to hit one of the punching bags over there and then reduce the anger in them. You must also communicate with someone, who is willing to hear you out, without fearing for their lives, especially when you begin to throw stuffs around, uncontrollably. 

Thanks for reading.

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