These are the things I do to cool off when I get angry. I’m a pretty short-tempered person. However, these days there is a difference. I just don’t react, and so I don’t get angry as much.
There is nothing wrong with getting angry. Anger is just an emotion. It wants to move through your emotional system, like blood moving through the circulatory system.
The only thing is that it doesn’t need to come out of your emotional system into the real world. Anger can come out through healthier ways, that I will share in this post. These are the ways that I cool off when angry.
How to Cool Off When You are Angry
Deep breaths can solve almost any extreme emotion for me. I’m yet to test it on a variety of emotions, but I have taken deep breaths to alleviate anger, anxiety attack, and excitement. 3 simple deep breaths have a lot of power in calming the mind.
The next time that rage consumes you, remember to take 3 deep breaths. Remember that you don’t want your anger to manifest outside your mind. Anger can cause damage. We all know that.
People prone to anger need cardio exercises in their daily routine. If you are a naturally angry person, it means that you have a lot of energy broiling inside you. What are emotions?
EMOTIONS = ENERGY IN MOTION (E – MOTION)
As a short fused individual, take care of yourself by getting that energy moving by working out. I find that cardio like running, jogging, jumping around, is very important for me.
Ahh, water therapy. Taking a shower is a perfect way to physically cool yourself down. Water soothes the skin, but also the mind. In addition to that, shower time is the perfect time to calm down and think about the situation in a better frame of mind. Solitude is important for hot tempered people, and shower time is just that.
As a naturally passionate (and also angry) person, writing is very important for me. It helps me to understand myself better. It helps me to work out new ways to react to anger.
Journaling helps me to think clearly. Instead of being stuck in my head, it lets me look within from outside. When this type of perception is utilized, anger gets easier to manage.
Self-introspection is just a word I used so you wouldn’t get alarmed by the word “meditation”.
Angry people just hate that word. So did I.
Every morning just after sunrise, I sit down on some blankets, and let my thoughts run wild. I keep a leash on them however, by reinforcing positive thoughts and rationalizing negativity. This is how I meditate. When I reinforce positivity and rationale, it carries on later throughout the day.
These days, no one can make me angry. If you enrage me, it’s on you. I literally have no role in the whole situation except to react, in which case, I won’t. I don’t think about why you felt the need to make me mad. All I think about is how I want my peace. I am more important than the actions of others.
I hope you can try out some of these methods to cool off when angry and get some great results. Consider leaving a comment on how you cool off – it would mean a lot to me!
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