It’s that rage you get when someone cuts you off on the line to lunchroom, you just want to sit down but your mom is calling you. Aggression is a corrosive emotion that can run off with your mental and physical health.  Anger can be the most powerful cover-up of your feeling of lack-of-control.

Here can give you five tips to manage your anger.

1. Think before you say and act.

On that split second, your reaction to your aggression matters. Whether you choose to throw that chair, or to speak out your emotions in order to solve the situation.

2. I statement

 Always remind yourself to fill in this blank and talk it out everytime when you feel angry” I feel angry because …..”. This is the easiest way not to get yourself in any further trouble.

Click here to see how Preben express himself. 

3. This is temporary

 Tell yourself the situations you are facing are only temporary. You may feel end of the world, but there must be a time to end this. Take a few moments of quiet time to think or prepare how to handle the situations, not to react with anger and irritation

4. Make it safe.

If you are really feeling the need to throw something or yell at someone, find the safest way to do it. Such as choosing to throw the garbage, instead of throw the table; yell at the shower, instead of yelling in the class.

5. Identify possible solutions

 Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work it out.  Remind yourself that anger won’t fix anything and might only make it worse.