What To Do When You’re Angry 😡

23 Oct 2018

Anger is something that every single person will experience at varying levels.

It’s completely normal to feel anger, it’s an acceptable emotion and there are healthy ways of expressing it and some not so healthy ways too. So, instead of boring you with the same old anger management techniques like counting to ten and deep breathing which only seems to piss us off even more… 😡 we’ve come up with 70 alternative ideas:

1. Hit the Gym
2. Do a martial art – like boxing
3. Try Yoga
4. Scream really loud
5. Play an instrument – like drums
6. Write an angry email (but don’t send it!)
7. Forgive
8. Go swimming
9. Run 10K
10. Sprint
11. Listen to really loud, angry music
12. Cry it out! 😭
13. Don’t judge yourself
14. Be honest
15. Call a mate, have a rant
16. Wait until it’s passed before you act
17. Shout a swear word
18. Play a video game
19. Draw
20. Paint
21. Smash some eggs
22. Throw a ball at a wall really hard
23. Kick a sandcastle
24. Throw stones in the sea/river/lake
25. Find a noisy place and scream
26. Declutter and tidy your room
27. Scream into your pillow

28. Stamp as hard as you can
29. Leave the room
30. Play squash
31. Don’t eat your feelings
32. Punch a bean bag
33. Jump on a trampoline
34. Don’t take it out on others
35. Jump into a swimming pool
36. Pull up grass (angrily)
37. Listen to chilled music – (there are loads of chill out playlists)
38. Watch Hydraulic Press Videos
39. Try high intensity interval training (HIIT)
40. Build something with lego and then smash it up
41. Have a bath
42. Stay away from absolutes
43. Lift weights
44. Cycle really, really fast uphill
45. Play Whack-a-Mole
46. Play Hungry Hippos
47. Tenderise a steak
48. Play table tennis
49. Play swingball
50. Don’t bottle it up!
51. Sing really loud
52. Pop a balloon
53. Don’t apologise for your feelings
54. Make a list
55. Don’t play the victim
56. Re-decorate
57. Clear out your cupboards
58. Watch a TV show
59. Watch a funny movie
60. Make a change
61. Accept that being angry is OK
62. Dance
63. Don’t go to bed angry
64. Don’t drive!
65. Think positive
66. List the things you’re grateful for
67. Be specific on what you’re angry about
68. Have a cold shower
69. Pummel a punching bag
70. Smash a pumpkin

If you’re struggling to control your anger, sometimes there are underlying issues that need to be addressed, such as stress, depression or anxiety. The very best remedy for this is to talk! Do not tackle this stuff alone because there are loads of resources to help you get around it.

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