Things get to us all at some point in our lives. No one is immune from negative feelings brought about by other people and situations outside of our control. We cannot control how other people make us feel, only how we react to those feelings. There are ways to keep your anger in check when you feel your temperature rising.

• Walk away from the situation. When you start to feel yourself getting angry it may be best to just get away from the source of your anger. Go for a walk; go to the bathroom just get somewhere where you can disengage from the situation. This way even if you do get angry no one will be around to see it. You do not have to worry about doing anything or saying anything you will regret later.

• Get physical to diffuse your anger. This does not mean break something valuable or hit somebody. It means work your anger out with a walk, jog or lift weights. Just make sure the activity is vigorous and it will help get all of those negative emotions out.

• Do not save the exercise for when you are angry. Getting a good workout on a regular basis is a good idea. It raises your tolerance for stimuli and will help your feel healthier over all. Incidents that used to make you angry will bounce right off of you.

• Laugh it off. Think of the situation from the outside and try to see any humor in it. Many times things will look very different if you pretend like they are not happening to you.

• Think of the situation on a global level. There are much worse things going on in the world today. Take a step back and realize that in the grand scheme of things your situation is not that bad.

Published by @INeedMotivation

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