Anger Management - Practical tips for adults

Anger is an emotion we born with. Its function is to set up boundaries so that others don't step over our grounds and hurt us physically or emotionally. Unlike how most people think about anger, having anger is actually a good thing. As a result, you don't want to not have anger, but learn to manage and use it for your advantage.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a good way to help you deal with your anger. It will give you practical behavioural and cognitive skills to manage your anger.

How to manage your anger using behavioural skills?

  1. 5 minutes time out

  2. grounding exercise

  3. breathing exercise

  4. drink cold water

  5. do strength based exercises

  6. go for a run

  7. talk to someone

  8. be assertive

How to manage your anger using cognitive skills?

  1. ask yourself if this thing would matter in 5 years.

  2. do a cost/benefit analysis