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How Can I Help Myself Cope with Anger, Fighting and Aggression

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3. Coping with Anger, Fighting and Aggression

  • Learn what makes you angry and write it down.  It might be loud chewing, it might be a certain individual and everything they do, and it could be the way someone speaks to you.  Once you work out what makes you angry, you can look at ways to avoid them in the future.  For example staying away from an individual that always winds you up, or letting someone know that their behaviour really upsets you.
  • Get active.  If you have just run round the block and you are tired, then you will be less likely to get angry.
  • Learn to walk away from a situation.  If you can feel yourself getting angry, it is OK to walk away — better that than doing something you may regret.
  • Deep breaths.  If you are in a situation in which you can't walk away then take a big breath and count to 10 — it really does work!
  • Look at your diet.  Alcohol, cigarettes and drugs can make us more on edge.  By cutting them out you might naturally feel calmer. 

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