It is acceptable to become angry about a situation or problem as long as it does not hurt others or take control of our lives. If this happens then there is the distinct possibility that an anger management issue has arisen. If you become angry very quickly and easily, there are techniques to manage anger that you can use to help you vent your anger in the right way.
All humans feel angry at something at some point in their lives. It is healthy to have a certain amount of anger. We all need to be able to let off steam about a situation or problem and becoming angry is our normal way of doing this. It is when we begin to feel ourselves lose control that these techniques should be used.
The first technique to try is to calm your self down and become relaxed. This may be easier said than done. But if you learn to control your breathing, taking in long and deep breaths, you will find your body reacting and beginning to relax. It may also help to take a walk outside and look at the sky whilst employing these breathing techniques.
Another technique that many people find useful when angry is writing things down. Grab a piece of paper and a pen and just start writing. It is important to write down what you are feeling at the time when you are angry.
You do not need to be polite or kind – you are essentially venting your frustration and anger in writing as opposed to venting it towards someone or something else. This means that you keep control and are not at risk of hurting someone else due to your emotions.
Finally, if you are angry at another person or an animal, try to imagine what they are thinking and feeling. This is one of the more powerful techniques to manage anger that shows you understand empathy and are willing to accept that the situation is not all one sided.