Anger issues? Here’s how you can cope!
Created by Richa Pandey Updated on Mar 10, 2020
Some time ago, I realised that I was constantly angry with myself, at my daughter and everyone else around me, and I used to get irritated and frustrated at the small provocation. I was doing everything I was supposed to, but was working like automation —but I realised that it was time I did something about it.
And what I did was make some simple changes to the way I think, along with some meditating techniques, and now manage my anger and live in peace. Here’s what to do:
1. Stay in the moment: Whatever you’re doing – eating, cooking, playing with your child—just be in that moment. For that minute forget about laundry, dishes or anything else your mind wanders on to.
2. Meditate: Meditation is the best way to fight inner restlessness and stress that aggravates into anger, irritation and frustration. So, take a deep breath and release it slowly. If you feel there’s a situation that’s beyond your control, move away and go on to the next step.
3. Let go: Sometimes it’s better to let go of certain things and relax. Your daughter spilled milk on the floor? Relax, take a step back and think – will your getting angry on the child rectify the situation? No—so then why scold the child?
4. Count to 10: Instead of lashing out, if you feel terribly angry, simply count to 10, while taking long, deep breaths between each number. It’s an effective, proven technique of calming people down.
How do you combat irrational anger and stress? Do you have any other techniques? Share them with us in the comments section below.
| Apr 10, 2017
SME time v all scold our children's because of the ppl around us ,like I have to scold my son when he opens the tap and starts playing with water and my mother in law complaint me . In such situations if I don't scold him she said u have to correct him not to waste water , smetym i polite nd symtym I scold him .......
| Apr 10, 2017
I am a very very short tempered person, who thinks after I have already done enough damage... irritatingly enough my bud has also gotten his bout of anger triggers... can someone give me tips as to how we can control a short tempered 3 year old... it will be appreciable.... thanks
| Jul 14, 2017
thts great. but what to do when th damage is already done. i beat him up nice and proper on studies. each time I resolve that ill not do it nomatter what. but he literally runs away from studies n thts when I jus completely lose it. how can I compensate for what I've already done??he's becoming less n less confident n angry day by day.