When Is It Time To Get Help
To Manage Your Anger
When Is It Time To Get Help To Manage Your Anger The emotion, of anger is something we encounter in our dealings
with others and as a reaction to certain events.
Knowing if how we respond when we are angry is appropriate or if we need to master some anger management
techniques can sometimes be difficult to determine, partly because it is human nature to reject the notion that we
may have a problem with how we behave.
Your first clue may be hearing some of these phrases from those around you: You need to watch your temper
buddy!! Why are you always so angry? Cant you control that temper of yours? Listen to those around you, the people
you work with, go to school with, or live with and really hear what they are saying to you about your behavior.
Especially pay attention if the above phrases start to sound like a broken record in your head. Some other clues
may lie in how you handle things when you are upset, feeling frustrated or experience physical or emotional pain.
Do you find yourself reacting in the following ways? Screaming uncontrollably
Throwing objects Slamming, hitting, or beating objects with your hands or feet repeatedly Causing physical
injury to yourself or others during fits of anger Seeing or learning how hurt someone has become over words you
said to them in anger
Experiencing fits of road rage, even one time can be too many Experiencing damaged relationships with partners,
your child(ren), coworkers, friends or neighbors, due to your anger. You have come up against problems at your
workplace because of your anger issues. Your doctor explains that some or all of your health issues are related to
your manifestations of anger. Y
ou have difficulty handling tough situations without becoming angry. You've run up against the court system as a
direct result of your anger. You feel overwhelmed by the problems and issues your anger has created for you, and
you are really stressing out about it. We all slip up on occasion and say or do things out of anger when we are
overly tired, have had an extremely bad day or have been ill.
Did You Know This About Anger Management
Management Strategies and Tips for Controlling Anger
We've all heard the old adage: Count to ten and let your anger cool. This works for small outburst of anger or when you feel it bubble up inside of you.
Walking away from confrontations or situations that you suspect may cause you to become angry
Avoid all together situations that have in the past caused you to become angry, if at all possible
Biting your tongue - I would not advise this one, it could be painful. The meaning behind the phrase, though is to think before you speak...
Doing any of the above mentioned items with any consistency may signal that you have a problem dealing with your
anger and could benefit from either taking classes, seeing a professional or reading books on Anger Management.
Doing anything from the above list that results in physical violence against another person or animal during a fit
of anger, even one time, should signal a need for help. Knowing that you have a problem managing your anger is half
Once you have admitted that you have a problem with controlling or focusing your anger, then you
can really start to make things better for yourself and others. Being able admit you have difficulty handling your
anger and taking steps to learn how to control your anger can give you a real sense of power.
If you, or the people around you, feel that your anger is really out of control, then it is
almost certainly having an impact on your relationships and on other important aspects of your
life, and you should consider counseling to learn how to manage and control your anger better.
If you have been listening for the clues mentioned in this article or have been hresources. earing
the phrases listed here, being said about you; then, take the first step towards managing your anger today. You can
start to locate anger management tools, classes and books by asking your physician for these.