QAnger tells us we need to take action to put something right. It gives us strength and energy, and motivates us to act. It is different for everyone, and can be an emotional mask to cover over other upsetting emotions. Things that make some people angry don’t bother others at all. It can also be a part of grief. If you are struggling to come to terms with losing someone, the charity Cruse Bereavement Care can help. Angerg is a normal, healthyy emotion. However, it can be a prooblem if you find it difficult to keep it under control. Reecognise your anger signs. Soometimes your heart beats faaster and you breathe quicker, ppreparing you for action. You might also notice other signs, such as tension in your sshoulders or clenching your fists. Counting to 10 gives you time to cool down, so you can think more clearly and overcome the immpulse to lash out. Breathe out for longer than you breathe in, and relax as you breathe out. This will calm you down effectively and help you think more clearly. Once you can recognise that you’re getting angry, and can calm yourself down, you can start looking at ways to control your anger more generally. If you feel you need help dealing with your anger, see your GP. There might be local anger management courses or counselling that could help you. Search ‘anger’ on NHSinform.scot for more information.