5 Ways to Suppress Anger


Walking/ Running: High energy activities that help release adrenaline can help reduce any built up anger. A friend of mine does kickboxing and seems to really enjoy it and seems less tense when problems do arise. A full workout is what is hardest for me to do. I do, however, find it easy to take my dog out for a quick walk after a long day. It brings me joy and helps release a lot of stress because of how happy I feel when I am with him.

Talk about it: Don’t hold onto your emotions. Talk about them with someone you can trust and won’t judge you. Trust me, you will feel so much better when you get things off of your chest. I am lucky enough to have my mom just a phone call away. My soon to be husband gets the most of my frustration from my day since he is the one who is always by my side and my go-to person when I have a problem. The biggest problem with that is the fact that sometimes I let myself go and start taking my frustration out on him even though he has done nothing wrong. This is the biggest thing I need to work on.


Clear your mind: Don’t think about the problem if it is not life-changing. Don’t worry about situations you have no control over. The less you worry the better you can feel. This one is even hard for me since I have such anxiety that I will let a problem bother me for the longest time until I feel numb from it. My personal problem is that I let my mind wander so much that I begin to think about problems that no longer matter, outcomes that could have happened or how it should have happened. There’s no changing the past and I always find myself reminding myself of this when I being to stress about the past that has no effect on my life now or future.

Play a Video Game: Most video games are good to relieve stress since there is an objective to complete. However, playing World of Warcraft is a huge help for me to clear my mind and release so much stress that has built up from the day. I can escape into Azeroth and not worry about anything since there is always something new to complete in the game. This is the easiest for me to help relax and feel better about myself and my life. Most of the time when I log on every problem I have just seems to fade away and when I log off for the day most of my problems seem to not return.

Dance: You would be surprised how much you can relax just by dancing. Getting your heart rate going, your blood rushing, and begin sweating & you can feel the anger melt away. Anyone can dance, even if you are like and just move from side to side and throw your arms around your head like those inflatable car lot guys. I love to clean my little house and dance with my dog to loud music and just not have a care in the world. Which is great becuase my dog is always down to party and will always make me feel like I am on top of the world.

I hope by now with at least one of these you were able to put your anger filled fire out.

Disclaimer: I am not a licensed mental health professional nor a licensed therapist. If you are suffering from severe anger management issues please seek the help of a licensed professional.

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