In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Mad as a Hatter.”
- Exercise – a good sweating session or a great walk can make you feel better and channel your anger into something more productive.
- Take a deep breath or five. Breathing exercises can slow down your angry heart rate and give you time to evaluate the situation. Listening to music can also help to relax.
- Use humor – release tension either by making a joke or just letting the anger go while browsing funny things on 9gag.
- Identify possible solutions – if something can be done about the thing that angers you, then do it, if nothing can be done then there is no reason to stay angry. Reading this book may give you some advice.
- Ask yourself – will this be important 5 years from now. It always makes me feel better when I get angry or stressed out about the unimportant things.