7 Ways to Release Anger
Putting anger in its place isn't always easy. We all deal with frustration in our lives - at work, home and in public. Whether it's over small irritations like traffic jams or big life-changing situations like a divorce, the anger and stress we feel inside sometimes can bubble up and come spilling out at the worst moments. So how do you stop feeling like the Hulk and get back to being yourself? Check out these seven techniques to put the rage to rest.
- Meditation - Sitting down and being still and quiet may be the last thing you want to do in a fit of rage, but doing so can have positive effects. Meditation helps calm the mind and body and can give you the clarity to see a stressful or angry situation in a better light. When you feel yourself about to freak out, spend anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour in a secluded, quiet space focusing on your breathing and positive thoughts.
Continue to do this every day to prevent future meltdowns and until your anger subsides. There are many books and videos that can guide you through how to get started meditating, and some yoga studios may even offer guided meditation courses for free.