Sleeping helps you with anger and anxiety, it is also good for your health. Sleep deprivation makes it harder to control your angry impulses—and you are more likely to do something you regret when you get angry (Psychology today).
Shaniya Mesilien ('18), says, "Sleeping relaxes you and calms you down. It also helps with forgetting everything at the moment and taking your mind off of the situation."
Exercise is good for relieving stress as well as anger. Physical activity can help reduce the stress that can cause you to become angry (Mayo Clinic).
Angelica De Los Santos (‘18), says, “When you exercise, endorphins get released and it gets you in a better mood. I know that helps me a lot.”
3. Taking deep breaths
Taking deep breaths when being angry allows you to focus and gather up all of your thoughts. It can help you from doing something you will regret. When you are angry, you become physiologically aroused (your heart rate increases, your muscles tense up, etc.). Respond by taking long, slow, deep breaths, using the diaphragm rather than the just the chest (Psychology today).
Bryanna Perez ('19), says, "Taking deep breaths help me think before I proceed to my actions. It saves me from getting into a lot of trouble."
4. Cooling down
Cooling down while being angry is healthy for your mind and body. Being tensed up can cause stress. Once you know how to recognize the warning signs that your temper is rising and anticipate your triggers, you can act quickly to deal with your anger before it spins out of control. There are many techniques that can help you cool down and keep your anger in check (Help Guide).
Christina Surace (‘21) says, “Cooling down makes you focus on something else. It can make you slow/calm down.”