4 ways to hold your temper

by Meghna Mukherjee

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Honestly, half of the fights most of us get into do not deserve that much of energy and madness.

1. Put yourself in the other’s shoes 
The best way to control your temper is by trading places with the other person — the one who is on the receiving end of your fury. Think about what he/she must be feeling while you are yelling or screaming at them. This will help you control your anger immediately and calm you down.

2. Is it worth your anger? 
Think about the problem that is making you so hyper. Is it really worth so much aggression? Think about the issue calmly whether it is worth all this madness that you are into. If the answer is no, then put your energy into something else. Honestly, half of the fights most of us get into do not deserve that much of energy and madness.

3. Talk about it 
When you communicate about your problems to your loved ones or your family, half of the trouble is over, then and there. Talking about your expectations and what is hurting you can save up on unnecessary trouble. This saves up on a lot of time and will not sap your energy out of you for nothing.

4. Take deep breaths 
Deep breathing will ease your mind and will help you think better about your problems. Just a couple of deep breaths and you will realise what exactly you’ve been trying to fight on and why are you so angry. This one will save you from blowing up every time.

5. Walk away 
The best and the last resort to any fights, is to walk away from the problem. If you think that you are not in the condition to talk about the issue with your partner or your family, then just walk away from it. When you are okay, and in the right frame of mind to dwell on the problem again, talk about it then.

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Read this article in Times of India

 

 

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