The Signs Of Your Of Your Anger
The Signs Of Your Of Your Anger? Part of Anger Management is learning how to be aware of your anger. When you
are more aware of your anger, you can recognize situations, events or people that are common factors in your anger
One way to become aware of the situations that you find yourself reacting in anger to, is to keep a log of the
times when you find yourself expressing anger. Remember, not all anger is unnecessary anger; some anger is
beneficial and can even save your life if you are being threatened.
Anger can also spur persons to take steps towards squelching injustice or moral wrongs. Determining whether or
not your anger is appropriate or misplaced is important for you to understand. So understanding the times that you
have been angry can help you to determine if your anger responses are warranted or not.
Journal Purchase a pocket size notebook, one that will easily fit into a pocket, wallet or purse; the size will
be convenient for you and be less conspicuous to others. Start writing down in your journal, the date, time and
place of each anger episode.
Make note of the persons around you at the time, especially those directly involved in the situation. Write down
exactly what it was that you did when you became angry. Write down the words and the actions. What if any were the
consequences of your words or actions? (something broke, any injuries, any punishment you incurred).
Make a note of anything you did to try to calm yourself, or to manage your outburst or physical demonstrations
during your anger episode. If you did try to manage your anger, what were the results? The journal is not only
beneficial to you in learning to recognize your anger behavior, but it can also be beneficial to any Anger
Management Professional that you may wish to involve in your quest to control your anger.
With your permission of course, a professional may be able to glean information from your journal that will help
you to manage your anger better. When you are faced with a situation in which you feel your anger rising, take a
few moments to mentally analyze the situation.
Ask yourself: Are you in immediate danger? Or, are you perhaps feeling another emotion like surprise or pride?
Taking a moment to think about how you really are feeling just may give you the time to think better about any
action that may be needed on your part. Write the incident down in your journal and that evening find time to go
over your notes.
Did You Know This About Anger Management
What is Anger?
Anger is a perfectly normal emotion to feel. Anger is expressed when we have been hurt physically or emotionally, have been wronged by someone or when we feel really frustrated. Anger is a normal human expression in response to an event or person. We all have been angry at some time or another. Like some of our other emotions: love, sadness, happiness, desire, pride and fear; we can experience them in different degrees, depending on the intensity of the experience that triggered the emotion. As...
The time you spend with your journal will aid you by giving you a chance to go over what happened and to see
perhaps clearer the events from a more objective perspective. Think about the other people involved, what was said
or done by others and how they reacted to what was happening. Does assessing how others reacted something?
Was there perhaps a misinterpretation on your part about what was being done or said? Sometimes we
are too quick to judge others and that can lead to inappropriate actions.help you to understand if your behavior
was appropriate or not? Did you perhaps overreact to it.
Even when anger is justified, it can quickly become irrational and give rise to other irrational
thoughts and perceptions. As a result of this, one of the best defenses against anger is
logic. When you become angry, it is a good idea to remind yourself that the world is "not out
to get you", and that you are simply having a bad experience that is simply a normal part of
Taking a moment, at the time something is happening, to think before you react can save you some
heartache and regrets later. This may take some practice, before you begin to do this automatically but once you
master this technique, you may find that you are able to manage your anger better.