Anger is a form of stress that has long-term negative impacts on health, including digestive issues, insomnia, reduced immunity and increased risk of heart problems. There are many practical steps you can take to combat anger:
COUNTING TO TEN: This may seem trite but taking a few seconds can be the difference between losing control and a measured response.
WALK AWAY: Where possible, walking away from an escalation is not a sign of weakness; it shows that you are prioritising calmness.
DIET AND EXERCISE: Not only can exercising be an outlet for anger, but endorphins released also boost your mood. Being healthy improves your self-esteem, something that angry people struggle with.
CREATIVE OUTLET: find a way to express your anger in a healthy way through activities such as art or music. Repressing anger can be just as harmful as shouting.