Health Tip: How to Keep Anger in Check

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Health Tip: How to Keep Anger in Check
Mon, 11-14-2011 - 9:23am

From Health Day News:

Anger, while a normal emotion, can quickly spin into something more if not controlled.

The American Psychological Association offers these suggestions for managing anger:

  • Take deep breaths that come from the diaphragm, not just the chest.
  • Calmly and slowly repeat a phrase or word, such as "relax" or "take it easy," until you feel that you've calmed down.
  • Imagine a peaceful, relaxing experience.
  • Practice daily yoga or another slow, relaxing type of exercise.

-- Diana Kohnle

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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 10:36am

Not often, but when I do, watch out! I tend to explode... and there usually isn't any warning. I tend to walk away to a plce where I'm all alone, slamming a door or two, uttering a series of sailor-type curse words and this usually gets it out of my system. Then it's time to apologize, usually to DH who rarely is the cause but often is aorund when the effect erupts...

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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 11:36am

I fortunately don't get angry often, but i am not a patient woman and when i feel I'm loosing it,

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Tue, 11-15-2011 - 1:51am
I find I get frustrated way more often than I get angry. Fresh air, a mindless computer game, or getting lost in a book or tv show help me decompress and refocus.
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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 3:06pm

Well I don't think I get really angry often, but I do spend a great deal of time ticked off. LOL My anger is like little hurricanes, fierce but the blow over quickly. :smileywink: