You feel angry when you are subjected to criticism or painful emotions. But did you know experiencing rage or anger is tremendously hazardous to your health? It causes your adrenaline and blood pressure to shot up at abnormal levels. Moreover, you could end up hurting someone or doing something that you will regret later on.
Here are 7 amazing tips to help you be the one in control of yourself, and not the dangerous psycho called "Anger."
1) Stay cool and visualize.
Take a deep breath. Relax yourself. Calm down. As you exhale, visualize all those inner rage come out of your nose and mouth. Release it and be free. Repeat this step again and again until you feel peace inside.
Then visualize being in a place where you feel most joyful, serene, and relaxed. It may be a location like a beach, garden, scenic locations, or anywhere else you might think of. Just imagine being there and inhaling the essence of your relaxing environment. By doing this, you will not find it hard to attain inner peace.
2) Pour out your anger to safe outlets.
You had a big fight with your former friend. He betrayed your trust. You want revenge and you're raving mad.
Hold it. Initiate self-control.
Try your best to get away from him as far as you can. You don't want to hurt anyone. Anger can trick your brain into doing something that you wouldn't dare do when you are not angry.
How do you then release your anger if you can't restrict it anymore?
Buy a punching bag, then pour out your rage in it. Punch it, kick it, strangle it. Imagine the punching bag is your enemy. When you're done, you will feel a sense of satisfaction. You may even punch and kick through thin air if you desire. If you have health problems, consult a professional first if you are safe to engage in such act.
Another way to release it is "SHOUT!" Find a distant place where you can be alone - a place where no one can hear you. At the top of your voice, yell out loud "Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhh." You can choose any word you like as long as you release all those angry demons out of your chest.
3) Forgive and forget.
Nothing could ease your mental and emotional pains better than by forgiving someone who has hurt you in the past. It is very unhealthy to burden yourself with unnecessary emotional and mental agony brought about by unpleasant memories of other people's demeaning acts.
Moreover, if they have taken something important away from you, would it make sense to also sacrifice your health and lifestyle? Of course not.
Engaging in exercises increases your endorphins. Your angry mood could instantly change to a happy one if you get involved in exercises that you enjoy doing.
5) Have a circle of "sponge" friends.
Do you feel relieved when you voice out all your problems to close friends and relatives? That's the power of voicing out your inner feelings.
Always have someone to talk to when you're down, when you're depressed, when you're mad, or in any other situation when you feel you have to get the thorns out of your chest. Establish good relationships with people around you so that they'll be there when you need them.
6) Listen to soothing music.
It calms your soul. A 20 minute session of listening to relaxing music while resting comfortably could soothe the upset spirit. Take deep breaths often.
Life-threatening consequences arise when people could not hold back their fury. Ask for guidance to help you control your temper. Prayers bring inner peace to those who ask for it.
There you have it - 7 essential rules to release yourself from the treacherous killer known as "Anger." Manage your anger, save your life.
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