Manage Anger

Emotional – Activity: Manage Anger

Anger is a normal emotion that can cause problems when it is not handled correctly. We feel anger when we perceive unfair treatment, or are threatened or prevented from reaching our goals. When we handle anger correctly, we correct unfair treatment without harming others.

Emotions and the brain

  • The amygdala (primitive brain) has an instantaneous response to fear or anger
  • Chemical flooding creates physical reactions: increased heart rate, fast breathing
  • Analytical thought takes place in the cortex
  • When anger takes over, the brain is unable to access rational thought


Ways to manage anger


REMEMBER – the body takes about 20 minutes to return to normal after a full fight or flight response. Psychology Today

When someone else is angry



This week if I feel anger, I will notice physiological changes and take a mental pause to understand what caused the anger and how to respond. I will practice deep breathing and other calming techniques. I will use a worksheet to analyze a situation when I was angry.

This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.

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