- AVOID situations which irritate you: Observe the times when you are inclined to explode. Think about and plan in advance. If you sense a reason for an explosion, find a way out. Eg. If your child throws a tantrum each time you go shopping; avoid taking him.
- LEAVE once you begin to sense hostility brewing: If you don’t feel you can keep calm, excuse yourself and give yourself a ‘timeout’.
- Find TECHNIQUES that calm you down: In most situations, simple techniques like taking deep breaths or counting backwards work. A quirky method which is useful for some is humming to self or singing to self.
- PAUSE before you react: Sometimes, lashing out or responding aggressively at the moment helps. Before your burst, take a brief moment to take a deep breath or close your eyes.
- Take enough CARE OF YOURSELF and REST your body: One is more likely to lose control if you are hungry tired and stressed out. Eat healthy meals. Cut down on caffeine. Exercise regularly.
REACH OUT: If you feel overwhelmed and out of control, seek professional help. Trained Psychologists will help you understand your anger and find techniques to deal with it.