Anger is one of most basic emotions. Find out anger management techniques in this article.

Anger Management Techniques

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
 Anger has been rated as the cause of many disasters even in history. Epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata speak about the adversities of anger. In recent years, you saw how Osama Bin Laden showed his anger towards the Western world by turning the twin towers into mere debris in just a few minutes. Anger is man’s worst enemy; this makes him do the things that he is not supposed to do at all. It is one of the most common and destructive emotions, and it afflicts our mind almost every day. To solve this problem of anger you need to recognize the anger within your mind, acknowledge how it harms both you and others, and try to appreciate the benefits of not being angry even in the face of difficulties. You can then apply practical methods in your daily life to reduce your anger and finally to prevent it from arising at all. Given here are some techniques on how you can control anger when it rears its ugly head. 

Techniques To Control Anger

Find The Reason
There will always be a reason behind the fury that you are showing. Always try to find out what is causing you the stress that you are facing, and the outlet of which manifests itself in the form of anger. If you get to know the reason then you can find an answer to it by which you can avoid acting furious at anything and everything. 

Develop Empathy
Try to see things from the perspective of others. This will make you realize what others will be feeling about you when you become angry or furious. If you empathize, you will begin to feel a sort of calmness inside you and you can, to an extent, prevent yourself from blasting off.

Try responding to the cause of anger in other ways rather than reacting in a wild way. You can choose your own way to express your anger at someone else, thereby; you will have a better choice of effectively communicating your needs, feelings, and requests. 

Communication With Yourself
You can take an introspective look into the matter that is a cause of concern for you. Try to communicate it with your inner self, which will help you to control yourself in showing your anger to others. A good self-talk empowers you to deal with the anger more effectively. 

Communicate Effectively
It is not that you cannot make other people understand the kind of situation you are in without showing anger. You just need to make your communication effective and to respond to things without getting angry or hostile about it.

 Adjust Expectations
The disagreement between what you expect and what you get will always trigger the dormant volcano in you. So, you should try to compromise with your expectations. If you can accommodate yourself to any situation, whether good or bad, up or down, you can very well keep your temper under control than hurting others, as well as yourself. 

You might not be able to forget the harm or the bitterness that had been left behind due to someone. It is always better to forgive the person than to keep the hatred or the bitterness against that person all throughout your life. Forgiveness is the best medicine to control your anger towards a person. 

Time Out 
Try to get yourself out of any situation that can cause you any harm in the form of anger. 

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