101 Free Anger Management Tips: Practice them for a better life

  1. Read a book
  2. Breathe deeply
  3. Talk with a friend
  4. Transferring the situation from negative to positive by self talk
  5. HALT! Find out if you are hungry, lonely, tired or some emotion other than anger
  6. Take a long bubble bath
  7. Have a sexual encounter to release endorphins
  8. Take a walk in the park
  9. Talk about the issue at hand
  10. Have a good cry
  11. Write down the pros and cons about how to deal with the situation
  12. Walk away
  13. Go to a 24 hour establishment and sit in the parking lot and review the situation
  14. Remove yourself from the situation
  15. Go shopping
  16. Go out to dinner with friends
  17. Paint your nails
  18. Work on a project in your garage
  19. Spend time with someone that is dear to you
  20. Do something special for someone else and keep it to yourself
  21. Use paint to create how you feel on paper
  22. Clean your home
  23. Mow your lawn
  24. Write a story about the situation
  25. Listen to your favorite song
  26. Take a long drive through a very scenic area
  27. Go sit by a body of water and calm down
  28. Talk about what you are angry about
  29. Identify other emotions behind your anger
  30. Ask yourself what is the real reason you are angry
  31. Go to the spa
  32. Seek professional help
  33. Learn to laugh
  34. Watch a comedy
  35. Dance
  36. Go out and have fun
  37. evaluate all of your current relationships
  38. evaluate how people in your life addressed anger when you were a child
  39. Find out what are appropriate and inappropriate ways to express anger
  40. Play your favorite sport
  41. Forgive the person you are angry with
  42. Practice self talk to calm down
  43. Replay in your head the positive way to deal with the situation in which you are angry
  44. Prepare one of your favorite meals
  45. Talk on the phone with someone to help you calm down
  46. Compose a story regarding the situation and develop two endings one that discusses what happens if you follow thru with your anger and one that explains what happens when you express your anger appropriately
  47. Find a place that is special to only you and go there to think
  48. Smile, the more you smile, the more difficult it is to stay angry
  49. Have a massage in your home
  50. Scream as loud as you can, then regroup
  51. Prayer
  52. Live your dreams
  53. Count to ten
  54. Anger is a secondary emotions—always find out what is driving your anger
  55. Be always aware of your emotional state
  56. Check your perception of the situation
  57. Angry thinking creates anger-transform your thoughts
  58. Anger is a normal emotion-embrace it
  59. Never follow another driver in anger
  60. Never listen to your angry self talk
  61. Be aware of your emotional state
  62. Take breaks
  63. Avoid fatigue
  64. Take responsibility for your own actions
  65. Avoid the tendency to be always right
  66. Go for a long drive
  67. Go for a long walk
  68. Reduce stress
  69. Lower your expectations
  70. Mediate
  71. Walk away— repeated because this very important but hard to do.
  72. Avoid excessive use of alcohol
  73. Talk out your problems
  74. Be prepared for life’s surprises
  75. Learn to laugh at yourself
  76. Go to anger management classes
  77. Improve your time management
  78. Avoid people that tend to increase your irritability
  79. Learn to communicate your needs
  80. Avoid passive aggressive behavior
  81. Improve money management
  82. You never have the right to hit someone—Never
  83. Get adequate sleep
  84. Behave at sporting events the same way you want your children to behave
  85. Stay clear of angry people
  86. Recognize that what you value or believe others may not
  87. Don’t procrastinate
  88. Be organized
  89. Don’t assume that because you said something other will do it—you are not the center of the universe
  90. Know your pet peeves
  91. Be open to the opinions of others
  92. Avoid excessive overtime
  93. Take time for yourself
  94. Compromise
  95. Remember that your needs are not always the most important
  96. Play your favorite sport
  97. Don’t use illegal substances
  98. Call Carlos Todd today at 704-804-0841
  99. Be selfish sometimes and care for your own needs
  100. Build an emotional literacy
  101. Exercise

Carlos Todd, PhD

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