* Inhale deeply and slowly and exhale. Control your breathing. Taking a few deep breaths calms you, makes you feel stronger both mentally and physically
* Find a safespot. Yelling at people, slamming doors, and breaking things don’t solve any problem and frequently escalates angry situations. Yet, sometimes you just need to vent. Finding a safe spot to act youranger can relieve the majority of your stress, calming you enough to solve the real problem at hand. Go to a backyard and scream your head off! Take an empty pot and break it, (remember to sweep upwhen you’re done). Stomp on a few cans. Throw a tennis ball at wall. Punch a pillow or a punching bag/doll or stress hand-ball.
* Count to ten or count backwards from 10 to one. And maybe usingevery language (Dutch, Papiamento, English and Spanish). Sounds simple, but counting to ten is an anger management tip that has worked for centuries!; if very angry, one hundred. Counting to ten(or one hundred) helps you to step back from the situation, buys time for you to examine the problem and decide on an effective, rational way to express your anger.
* Give yourself a break. It’seasier to think when you’re calm than when you’re agitated. Leave the room, take a walk, and whistle/sing a happy song. Then come back to the problem, examine it, and solve it.
* Hug the personwho are arguing with you and breathe. You can say: “Let’s calm down Please”.
* Draw a picture of why you’re angry (or a picture of anger)
* Take a walk or bike ride (do exercise) but notalone! Or simply Go outside and run around the house five times fast. We’ll talk when you come back in!
* Look for the sweet spot. Learn to act and not react. Although every cloud doesn’t have asilver lining, when life hands you a lemon, you can make lemonade and when you get angry, you can find a positive way to express it!
* And very important, Reward yourself when you control your...