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Stress-Free Guide: How To Keep Your Cool

Updated on August 9, 2014


"Expressing your angry feelings in an assertive - not aggressive - manner is the healthiest way to express anger."

Experts believe that the best way to manage anger is to find the triggers that develop your anger and gather strategies to keep those angers from pushing you over the edge. They recommend these simple steps:

Relax. Trite, but it works. When you are feeling like you are going to explode, take two or three deep breaths from your diaphragm, not just from the chest, and slowly count from one to ten. While doing this, utter words like "relax", or "take it easy", or "no worries".

Change the way you think. Rather than tell yourself that the situation's terrible, and you justify your anger because of the situation, and that people should understand you, it is not the end of the world. Do not generalize, and avoid saying, "never" or "always". Such as, "this @#%* machine never works!".

Communicate. People who are angry tend to jump to and act on conclusions. Slow down, and think about your responses, especially on heated situations. In addition, listen to what the other person has to say. Take time to think before answering.

Use humor. Picture the person you hate as a "dirt bag", as in, a bag full of dirt standing in front of you. Do this whenever the name comes in your head. If possible, draw a funny face of the person. (Note: Do not allow him/her to see the drawing!). This will take a lot of edge to your fury., and ease up your emotions. Do not take situations seriously.

Lastly, the best and hardest way to take, practice forgiveness.

A Calm Environment Keeps Stress Away

Try to stay calm when you feel stressed out. Most people listen to their favorite music to create a more soothing and relaxing mood. Listening to calming music can provide distraction for you and allow you to focus on more pressing matters.
If you are feeling sick as a result of elevated stress levels, then it would be wise to take a step back and figure out a way to deal with the stressors. Find the cause of your stresses/problems by consulting or seeing a doctor and this can be very beneficial. Chances are there are more problems that you have to deal with. There is a chance that the doctor may find other conditions that you may not be aware of.

Most people develop chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and gout as they grow older. These people with chronic conditions usually tend to have more than one health problem. Most people develop diabetes, hypertension and gout as they grow older.

Furthermore, the stress they encounter on their daily life brings is also a big factor in the worsening of their condition. But stress is not entirely the reason for their health problems but more of a contributing factor.

If you want to prevent gout, diabetes and even hypertension from taking over your health then it is wise to be in control over your life. Live a healthier life and keep your stressors away. Living a normal life is difficult enough for most people. Try not to add more problems to your life.

Relaxation Techniques

To keep you from lashing out in stressful situations, you can trying various methods for anger management like guided imagery, and listening to relaxing music and many more. These techniques will help you all throughout the day everyday of your life.


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      eatpraylove 5 years ago from Philippines

      @jpcmc: exactly! :)

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Simple and really practical. Although being angry is a human emoption, it does not mean you should live life with it all the time.

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      eatpraylove 7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks cathylynn99! I'm still a newbie. I'll try to do my best. :)

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      cathylynn99 7 years ago from northeastern US

      love the picture. wish you had more on what assertive communication is. otherwise, great advice.

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      eatpraylove 7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks purpleangel47! :)

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      purpleangel47 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      Excellent advice! It may be possible to do away with most of our angry moments in life; but if we can't at least we can re-channel it so that it comes out differently. Thanx for sharing!

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      eatpraylove 7 years ago from Philippines

      thank you twentyfive.. :)

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      twentyfive 7 years ago

      Nicely said. I concur to what you explained. Thanks for sharing :)