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If something’s ticked you off and you feel like blowing your top, here are some effective coping techniques
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Are you clenching your teeth, tensing your muscles, feeling flushed in the face? Clinical psychologist Grant Brecht says you need to understand these before you can even unpack the reasons behind your frustration.
Understand The Why
Instead of playing the blame game, this is where you analyse your triggers. Grant says, “Understand that it is not the other person or situation that is making you angry but what you are saying to yourself about the situation.”
Be Cool, Calm & Collected
Trick your brain into thinking you’re not actually angry by taking a deep breath and putting a small smile on your face. Try changing your self-talk to “I either need to let this go, or work to get a solution to the situation.”
Take Note For Next Time
Being able to control your anger takes practice. Start noting what type of situations trigger your angry emotions. Is it when you think things are unfair? When someone has let you down or lied to you? Or perhaps put you down? Grant adds, “Work out the situations that you react angrily to and make a pact with yourself to find a solution-focused way to deal with them – you control you!”