10 Natural Home Remedies For Anger
Everyone gets angry every once in a while. However, it may be a more serious problem if you seem to be getting upset or angry most of the time.
This article will give you ten great home remedies to avoid getting so angry in the first place and how to reduce your anger in a healthy way when you do get upset.
#1. Avoid Irritants (If Possible)
Sometimes there are things that upset a person that can be easily avoided. Say you can’t stand a guy at work named Steve. One great way to get less angry would be to ignore as best as possible if you can. If reality TV shows upset you, don’t watch them. The news can be highly upsetting for many people. Don’t watch it. If the news is something really important you’ll hear about it one way or another. Avoid what you can to avoid getting upset.
#2. Don’t Sweat On Little Things
More likely than not, it is the small things that upset people the most. Oh, no! It’s raining! The kids didn’t clean their rooms! I forget to email my boss! The small things are either thing that we likely cannot control, like the weather, or things that can be easily fixed, like emailing your boss. If you can remedy the situation, do it quickly so that you do not get stressed over it. If your kids don’t clean their room on time it’s not the end of the world. Have them do it later. There are many things like this that we can control whether it makes us upset or not. Don’t let the small things bother you.
#3. Don’t Involve Others
In most cases it is a terrible idea to take out your anger on other people, especially people that you care about. Don’t yell at your kids or romantic partner if something at work bothered you. At the same time, if your boss did something that upset you, then you shouldn’t yell at them. Instead, think about what you want to say or let out your anger alone. Taking out your anger on other people can lead to rash decisions and usually terrible consequences.
#4. Have a Quiet Spot
When you get upset it’s best to take some alone time. If you get upset often, then you should have a plan of what to do when you get upset. Being alone in a quiet spot helps most people. Go somewhere where people know not to bother you. Have a quiet room in your house or go somewhere where you can be alone. Even taking a walk by yourself can help.
Just like taking walks can help, so can more involved methods of exercise. If you are mad you might feel like the only way to release your angry energy is to punch something. Joining a gym, or getting a punching bag, is a great natural remedy to deal with this. Running, swimming, or doing pull ups or push ups, are all great ways to reduce anger through releasing energy.
On the opposite end of the spectrum from exercise there is meditation. Sometimes you just need to sit in one spot to relax and feel better. The easiest way to meditate is clear your mind and simply take deep breaths in and out. You can take deep breaths in and out no matter where you are.
#7. Avoid Unhealthy Self-treatment
Sometimes people try to treat themselves with things that make them feel better that are actually bad for them. When you get upset, do your best not to resort to drugs or alcohol. Also, try to avoid fatty foods. While fatty foods are not as dangerous in the short term, if you make a habit of it then you can slowly gain weight which can cause additional health problems.
#8. Eat Enough Healthy Food
Have you ever noticed that people tend to get angry when they are hungry? Make sure that you are eating enough to stay full, but not too much that you gain excessive amounts of weight. Eat a balanced diet to stay full and healthy.
#9. Get More Sleep
The same as eating enough, get enough sleep. Sleep-deprived people tend to get upset more easily than people who get enough sleep. Try to get at least eight hours of sleep a night. Also, going to bed and waking up at the same time every day can help as well.
#10. Let Out Anger Healthily
Lastly, letting out your anger is a great way to get rid of it, but you need to do it in a way that won’t hurt yourself or others. Write down things that upset you and then throw it out. Scream into the air instead of at someone else. Throw things outside so that it won’t hurt anyone. Do things that make you feel better afterwards. Do things that make you happy.