Anger Management Activities
You can learn how to deal with your anger in a better way if you practice anger management activities. Great! You say, so what are these activities?
We’ll give you a few in just a moment, but we first want to say that yes, it is possible to cope with your anger. Some of us may be more prone than others, but everyone can learn to be calm in the face of challenging situations.
There are many ways that you can keep your anger in control, and by practicing these methods you’ll learn how to be calm in the face of people or situations that normally make you explode.
First, you need to be aware of situations that make you angry, and learn to avoid them, or prepare for them if you can’t avoid the people or places that spark your anger.
What sparks your Anger?
A goods start is to take a piece of paper and to list the things that make you angry. Include people, places, and situations. Are there any that you can cut out of your life? Sometimes the best solution is to remove yourself from bad situations.
Think about your anger symptoms
Learn to recognize when you are losing control over your anger. Some common symptoms include a feeling of blood rushing to your head, a tightening of your muscles, clenching of your jaws, and starting to sweat. These could be different for you, learn to recognize your own personal symptom list.
Some simple Anger Management Activities
- Take deep breaths, count to 10 while controlling your breathing.
- Think about an activity that calms you (running, your favorite TV show, whatever works best for you).
- Leave the person or place that is making you angry.
Anger Management Activities for the long term
For lasting control of your anger, it can help tremendously to join a group with others to talk about your anger. Sometimes just speaking about things with other people can help us see things in a new light and may even make us view some of the things that make us angry in a new light. This can be one of the most productive anger management activities.
There are formal anger management groups in most large cities, or you can even just speak to a trusted friend. There are also internet forums where you can anomalously discuss anger management.
More Anger Management Activities
For this activity, you’ll need a plastic bottle with a lid, some water, some paper, some markers, red food coloring, and glitter! This is more of an activity for children, but can help a child understand their anger in a visual way. It’s also a lot of fun.