Do This Instead Of Lashing Out: Psychology-Backed Anger Tips

Nats Hacks

Chattanooga, Tennessee—

Do you ever feel like lashing out against others when you’re angry? Anger is a secondary emotion, meaning it usually masks another feeling that needs to be dealt with.

First, start with self-compassion and kindness for yourself. List the consequences of angry behaviors and think long-term if you want to be an angry person. Next, deal with the underlying deeper issue, like fear, hunger, or the hurt of rejection.

Instead of yelling or throwing something, consider leaving the situation and enjoying nature or a breathing exercise. Performing acts of kindness can also help calm angry feelings.

(CNN)