We all deal with anger and it creates stress. Learning how to cope with it is essential. Sometimes our anger results from an accumulation of stressors that build up to the point that we feel we can’t handle them any longer and sometimes it is set off by a specific event that we can’t believe happened. Either way, the anger can be dangerous – to us and others – and needs to be dealt with. Here is a video of one person’s journey coping with anger:
What are some ways you can cope with anger? Try experimenting with ways to cope before you get really angry, such as when frustrated or annoyed. It is easier to cope before you get angry and are overwhelmed. If you get good at coping when you are moving towards anger, it helps in two ways. 1) You avoid getting angry and 2) If you do get angry, you are better at coping and continuing to cope avoids the worst effects of the anger.