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CONFLICT & aNGER MANAGEMENT
- Discover the root of your anger. If you get angry quickly over little, and unimportant things, there may be a deeper issue of why you’re upset. The small inconveniences may just pose as a temporary justification of your anger. Chronic anger can be harmful to your health. There is some evidence that supports that anger and hostility is linked to heart disease, chronic pain, sleep difficulties, and digestive problems.
- Be aware of anger warning signs and triggers. Your body gives you physical indicators when you’re getting angry. Here are few warning signs to consider: pounding heart, headache, breathing faster, clenching your jaw or hands, or tensing your shoulders.
- Learn ways to calm yourself down.
- Wait and cool off. Maybe go for a walk or on a run.
- Go to another activity.
- Talk it out.
- Find healthier ways to express your anger.
- Use I-statements: “I feel…”
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