40 Ways to Let Go of Anger 

1. Look at your rulebook.

If you never explained your rules to the person who angered you, how can you be upset that they broke them? Maybe their rules are different.

2. Use aromatherapy to create a calm environment.

Fragrance and good smell stress and anxiety.

3. Buy a recordable alarm clock.

Wake up to a soothing self-recorded message.

4. Recognize that others say and do harsh things out of jealousy

Change your anger to compassion because they are obviously struggling with their own negative emotions.

5. Personalize a keep-calm mug

Choose some anger-defeating text.

6. Let your anger fizzle out with a bath

Take a bath/ washing face ,hands and feet

7. Quiet your anger

If you’re likely to fall into a rage , say nothing at all.

8. Visualize your anger as a drop of water

Close your eyes and see your mind as a crystal-blue ocean of calm. See your anger as a single drop of water falling into your calm ocean,

9. Create a universe of peace in your bedroom

Make a night sky with luminous stars and planets. Lie on your bed with the lights off, and pick a star to project your anger onto. Now re-focus to see the whole galaxy with your anger as a tiny dot among a universe of peace.

10. Put your anger to bed

Anxiety and irritability are instigated by lack of sleep.

11. Take responsibility for your anger

Someone can influence your anger response, but only you control it.

12. See your anger as a boiling kettle

Flick the switch to off as if you were turning off your anger. Let your temper cool down like the kettle.

13. Look at who you’ve become

See how letting go will allow you to be true to yourself and finally at peace.

14. Paint an angry mouth on an hourglass egg timer

Paint a happy mouth on the other half. Turn your angry mouth upside down and watch the happy mouth fill.

15. Understand that you are only hurting yourself

“Holding onto anger is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” ~Unknown

16. Recognize their inner angst

This is the real reason they acted like they did. Heal your anger by setting out to help them feel better about themselves.

17. Blow up a dozen balloons

Write an angry thought on each one and step on them until they blast.

18. See your anger as a runaway horse

Imagine it trying to break out of your “mind paddock.” Rein it in.

19. Use wise words to halt angry words

Remember: Speak in anger and you will have made the best speech you will regret.

20. Wear a calming color

Avoid confrontational colors like red and black. Instead wear calming blue or soothing green.

21. Have a calming message engraved on a ring

Avoid anger by playing with your ring and thinking of those soothing words.

22. Use a mirror for self-reflection

Look in the mirror and let your anger out.

23. Shred a physical representation of your anger

Write out your angry thoughts. Push the pages through a shredder, and reduce your anger to tatters.

24. Record yourself describing your anger

Capture your angry thoughts on your phone or computer. Listen back.

25. Repeat a happy mantra

Repeat, “I’m a happy person who does not see the benefit of staying angry.”

26. Choose a positive, healthy outlet

Use feel-good endorphins to dispel anger by going for a run or singing loudly and dancing energetically.

27. Express your anger to a friend.

A supportive environment can be hugely beneficial in getting your emotions out safely.

28. Use a self-hypnosis video

Hypnosis can help you get your anger under control.

29. Shift your perspective

If you cannot change the events that have made you angry, change your perspective for the sake of your peace of mind.

30. Take a soothing shower

Wash away your anger with calming shower gel.

31. Personify your anger

Imagine it as a fiery-tempered troll in your path. Push it away.

32. Remind yourself that you have a choice

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.Decide that your response will not be anger.

33. Keep this quote on you at all times

“He who angers you, conquers you.” ~Elizabeth Kenny. Repeat it to yourself.

34. Take a step back/lay down

Physically take a step back or lay down.

35. Be honest with yourself

What are you achieving by holding on to anger? Is it a case of injured pride that you would really love to swap for forgiveness?

36. Picture angry thoughts as bitter, poisonous seeds

Stop these from taking root in your mind. Instead, raise a happy, forgiving “mind garden” by populating your good thoughts.

 37. Plant a Garden of Compassion

Plant a flower for anyone who has angered you to signify your wish to forgive them.

38. Weed out your anger

When you tend your Garden of Compassion, picture each weed you root out as further uprooting your anger.

39. Seek help to defeat your anger

If you feel stuck in a cycle of resentment and anger, consider taking a course.

40. Laugh at your anger

Anger is sometimes just injured self-pride. It’s not easy, but try not taking yourself so seriously.

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