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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