Anger Awareness Week 2016
We all experience anger at some point in our lives, be it the behaviours of others, ourselves, or at the natural ups and downs of life.
The feeling of anger can often stem from underlying stress or depression and vice versa. It can also contribute to situations and make them worse, so it is important for us to recognise the warning signs and introduce healthy methods of managing it.
Simple tips to help manage anger:
- Take slower breaths - breathing out for longer than you breathe in can help you calm down. You can even try counting to ten in your head as you take a breath.
- Distract yourself – do something enjoyable and soothing, such as reading a book, listening to music or having a bath
- Exercise – release those positive endorphins by going to the gym or a walk.
- Enjoy a cup of tea – or a warm (non-alcoholic) beverage of your preference. Taking time out to relax with a hot drink can enable your mind to unwind.
- Talk to someone – whether it is a friend, family member or professional, it is good to talk and not let your anger fester. Our Lancashire Wellbeing Service could lend a helping hand...
A free service, Lancashire Wellbeing offers short-term, practical support for Lancashire residents who may be struggling with mild mental health problems, social isolation, experiencing difficult circumstances, feeling overwhelmed or in need of support in relation to developing a healthier lifestyle.
If you know someone who is struggling with anger and believe it could be affecting their happiness and health, find out more on our Lancashire Wellbeing page, and make a referral today by calling 03450 138 208, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.lancswellbeing.co.uk.
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