Here are a number of suggestions for successful anger management:
Take care of your physical health. For example get regular exercise, eat nutritious meals at least three times per day, relax as often as possible, and don’t forget to breathe. Make sure you get enough sleep, and cut back on substances such as caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol, especially if you have a tendency to over consume. Also white sugar creates a range of problems if you take too much of it so cut back on that as well.
Physical health is ultra important to mental health, and if we have anger management problems it will be all that much more difficult to manage our anger if we are not healthy in our body.
Learn to ease the pace of your life and relax more. Often times our anger management problems are in part caused by the speed at which we move along through our days. Endless doing and going and driving our self harder and faster lead to increased stress levels, physical and mental tension, and in this state we are much more easily triggered to anger.
Find some means to calm your body and mind, and make space in your busy schedule to relax and take better care of yourself.
Write in an anger journal several times per week. Our anger problems are partly due to our lack of awareness of how anger operates in our body and mind.
Find a councilor you can talk with for support, such as the In Focus’s anger management counsellor. They have the best counsellors in Singapore. If you are living with chronic anger and have nobody to talk with about it, find someone who you can share your experience with and receive feedback and advice. This helps you clarify your experience and to better understand how to work with your anger management situation more effectively.
Find books and websites with good anger management information. Reading about anger and anger management will give you a better understanding of what you need to do in order to more effectively manage your anger.
Take up mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation is a powerful tool for unwinding aggression in our mind, and if you practice it regularly it can change your life. Mindfulness is increasingly recognized as an effective tool for easing the speed and mental turmoil of our state of mind.