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7 Anger Management "Cucumber" Techniques To Live By

Aug 17, 2007
Expressing your feelings is healthy. However, expressing it in an uncontrollable manner can be dangerous. Here are seven anger management techniques you can do to make sure anger will not take control of you.

Applying these techniques will help you to be "cool as a cucumber", very calm, and relaxed even in difficult situations

1. Accepting and recognizing the problem - For some, recognizing and accepting that they have anger management issues are difficult. This is probably because they are afraid to receive negative feedbacks from other people or they are too upset that they do not seem to realize that they are indeed angry. Either way, it is very important to initially accept and recognize that you are struggling with anger management so that you will realize what should be done and what are the solutions to prevent the possible effects.

2. Identifying the root and cause of your anger - After you have recognized and accepted that you have anger management issues, the absolute next important thing to do that is to identify why you are angry. This would help you concentrate on specific solutions that would directly solve your problem. Knowing the root and cause of your anger would also let you know how to stay away from things that would set off your anger.

3. Letting go - Many individuals with anger management issues tend to rehash previous things and events that caused them pain and anger. This is dangerous since pain and suffering from the past could easily set off anger even from the simplest things. Make sure you let go, forgive, and then forget the things and the individuals who have hurt you before.

4. Avoid solving the problem, instead, take control - "There is always a solution in every problem, " This is the saying that keeps people optimistic but at the same time causes people to get frustrated on the things that have happened to them; because you can't really solve every single problem that comes your way. There are things that is out of your control; so instead of concentrating on the solving the problem, try to realize what are the right ways on how to handle the problem well. This would liberate you from the effects of all your frustrations, including anger.

5. Divert - Anger can cause you and others around you harm. Again, it is all right to express anger but once the expression goes beyond your control, anger becomes bad. What you should do is to divert all your anger into more productive activities. Just remeber that an angry person tends to become stronger as he normally is. Doing something harmless and acceptable is the best way to apply strength.

6. Communicate well - When you are angry, the tendency is for you to lose control of yourself. Once it happens, you might not be aware of every word or every action that come out from you. Exercise on how to communicate well. Alwats keep yourself in control of your situation. Good communication will lead understanding what is really happening. Communicating well would also make you listen to others as well as thinking well, and declaring yourself well on different scenarios where others lose it.

7. Just take it easy - This doesn't mean that you laugh off your anger, just take it nice and easy. Breathe and try to relax your whole body. Anger management is a matter of choice. In other words, you are the only person responsible if you will get angry or not. Take it nice and easy. It is much easier to think about the consequences from the possible actions you want to do while succumbing to your anger than thinking of what you have done wrong after you have calmed down.

Thinking of life without problems seem to be impossible to imagine. This is because solutions can be applied in all situations of life.
About the Author
Andrew Chin is a recognized authority on the subject of Anger Management. His web site SelfImprovementsGuide.com provides a wealth of information on Anger Management.
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