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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Release Your Anger and Aggression

Anger and aggressive feelings can sneak up on anyone at any time. Even the most laid back folks feel the sting occasionally. There's no way to avoid feeling anger, and you shouldn't. Suppressing it can only make matters worse for you. If you let it build, you're going to blow your stack one day, and it's not going to be pretty.
Instead of suppressing feelings of anger and aggression, you should find constructive ways to release it and let it go. Everyone has different ways of dealing with these feelings, and you should use whatever works best for you. Whether your anger comes from children who won't listen, noisy neighbors, or bigger family or community issues, taking the edge off your steam will help you deal with the situation with a level head.
Count To Ten
It's a cliché, but it works. If you are about to say something in a moment of anger, turn away and count to ten. Most times this gives you just enough time to bite your tongue. Most things said in moments of anger are regretted. Count to ten, take a few deep breaths, and say what's on your mind in a calmer, less angry fashion. You'll be glad you did.
Are you a jogger? Take a quick run around the block when you feel like you might explode. The feel good endorphins associated with exercise will help calm your mood, leaving you feeling less aggressive and more in control of your anger.
Beat Something
For moments of pure rage, take it out on something that you can't hurt. When the worst happens like death, crime, injury, or any other type of deep violation, anger can soar to dangerous heights. You may want to beat the crap out of someone who severely hurt you, but that will only make things worse in the end. Take it out on a punching bag or even your pillow.

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