“A quick temper will make fool of you soon enough” – Bruce Lee
Have you ever be so angry at someone and hurt them, that it made you regret later? Well usually anger brings nothing but regrets with it. We wish if we could take our harsh words back and if we could “unhurt” the person we love the most! But alas, words from our mouth are like arrow shot from a bow or bullet shot from a gun, which once shot can never be taken back. Anger, my friend will give you misery and nothing else. All it does is destroy relations, friendships and even lives. So before its too late, vow to yourself that from now on you will try your level best to control your anger. Therefore, to help you control your anger, there are few ways mentioned below which you should consider to follow:
#1 Be Calm This is the most obvious point when it comes to controlling your anger. Try not to snap at people for every little thing and try to maintain calmness in your mind. You should never get overwhelmed by your emotions or they will stop your thinkjng senses and you would not even know what areyou doing. Be mature enough to listen to things which you don't like with one year and let go from another.
#2 Meditate Regularly Yes, you heard me right! Try to develop a habit of doing meditation regularly and if possible, early in the morning because it is the time when calmness can be attained in the best manner and the peaceful atmosphere helps you concentrate. Studies have found that meditation increases your ability to control how your mind works and develop an amazing level of calmness in person.
#3 Be quiet when angry Well the best possible way to unhurt a person is by not hurting them at the first place. You should try to keep quiet when you tend to get angry. Hence, you will not say anything which you did not mean to and you will be able to aboid adversities. You might be thinking “What if I can't stay shut? ” well the answer is simple, just leave from there and when you cool down yourself, call the person and apologize for leaving making them understand the situation. Because asking for forgiveness for leaving is far better than apoligizing for using harsh words on them.
#4 Give yourself time to think Well this point is bit off the track but works for me, let me tell you I used to be one hell of a short tempered person but graciously I've finally learnt to control it (Yay :D). Okay so moving on to what do I do, well whenever I'm not angry, I sit alone and I think about the consequences of getting angry over someone and then all what I realize is, it would only sadden me and the person I care for and it would not bring any happiness to me and I would only make fool of myself in front of everybody, so why should I get angry if it is not doing any good to me? Once you start asking yourself this, trust me friend you're half there on your journey to control anger.
#5 Own a cat Well this us from the books, but let me tell you I have seen some people with serious anger issues owning a cat and just for the sake of my curiosity and I went to them and asked them if that cute cat really did manage to pull out anger from that person? Well to my surprise, they all said tha same thing, YES!! (that too happily). Don't know how but by looking into eyes of a cat calm them down instantly (God, I love those cute lil fluffy creatures). I know it is not possible for everyone of us to own a cat but still if possible, try to get one and post your result in comments below.
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