17 May 2017

Anger is something that every single person will experience at varying levels.

It’s completely normal to feel anger, it’s an acceptable emotion and there are healthy ways of expressing it and some not so healthy ways too. So, instead of boring you with the same old techniques like counting to ten and deep breathing which only seems to piss us off even more 😡… we’ve come up with 70 alternative ideas:

1. Hit the Gym
2. Do a martial art – like boxing
3. Try Yoga
4. Scream really loud
5. Play an instrument – like drums
6. Write an angry email – but don’t send it!
7. Forgive
8. Go swimming
9. Run 10K
11. Sprint
12. Listen to rally loud, angry music
13. Cry it out! 😭
14. Don’t judge yourself
15. Be honest
16. Call a mate, have a rant
17. Wait until it’s passed before you act
18. Shout a swear word
19. Play a video game
20. Draw
21. Paint
22. Smash some eggs
23. Throw a ball at a wall really hard
24. Kick a sandcastle
25. Throw stones in the sea/river/lake
26. Find a noisy place and scream

27. Stamp as hard as you can
28. Leave the room
29. Play squash
30. Don’t eat your feelings
31. Punch a bean bag
32. Jump on a trampoline
33. Don’t take it out on others
34. Jump into a swimming pool
35. Pull up grass (angrily)
36. Listen to chilled music – (there are loads of playlists on Spotify)
37. Watch Hydraulic Press Videos
38. Try high intensity interval training (HIIT)
39. Build something in Minecraft and smash it up
40. Have a bath
41. Stay away from absolutes
42. Lift weights
43. Cycle really, really fast uphill
44. Play Whack-a-Mole
45. Play Hungry Hippos
46. Tenderise a steak
47. Play table tennis
48. Play swing ball
49. Don’t bottle it up!
50. Sing really loud
51. Pop a balloon
52. Don’t apologise for your feelings
53. Make a list
54. Don’t play the victim
55. Re-decorate
56. Re-arrange your room
57. Clear out your cupboards
58. Watch a TV show
59. Watch a funny movie
60. Make a change
61. Accept that being angry is OK
62. Dance
63. Don’t go to bed angry
64. Don’t drive!
65. Think positive
66. List the things you’re grateful for
67. Be specific on what you’re angry about
68. Have a cold shower
69. Pummel a punching bag
70. Smash a pumpkin

If you’re struggling to control your anger, sometimes there are underlying issues that need to be addressed, such as stress, depression or anxiety. The very best remedy for this is to talk! Do not tackle this stuff alone because there are loads of resources to help you get around it.

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