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Here's how to deal with anger

health-and-fitness Updated: Sep 19, 2010 01:08 IST

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1. Constructive workout: Transform your anger to a healthy outlet. Do things such as beat the pillows, mattress, hit the punch bag, cry out loud when you are alone or scream inside a car with windows shut, break bottles in a bag and go to a sports event and shout.

2. Calm your senses: Try deep breathing and learn some muscle relaxation techniques. Chant a mantra such as Om, or put on some soothing instrumental music, this will help your anger to subside to some extent.

3. Self Introspection: The moment you feel that you are ready to think about what made you angry, make a mental note of a select few things — What triggered Angeroff your anger?

A. Is it a person?

B. Or is it some situation?

C. What was the event?

4. Write it out: Take a pen and a paper and jot down the previous instances when you lost your mind over something. Once you can figure out what caused your anger, you can draw a conclusion and hence plan on resolving it.

5. Let it go: Holding on to one’s anger is harmful. It might lead to depression or aggression. So, once you are calm, analyse the situation and let it go. Don’t carry a grudge against the person, forgive and move on. You will feel light hearted and relaxed.