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Learn 50 ways to improve yourself with the tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Positive action
Don't suppress it
Don't suppress your anger. Numerous studies have linked keeping anger bottled up with the development of health problems. This is especially true in marriage -- one study found that couples who stew in silence instead of having air-clearing fights nearly double their chances of early death.
Channel your anger into action
Channel your anger into action. The remark or behavior that sets you off is often indicative of an underlying problem, like low self-esteem or a dissatisfying relationship. Address the bigger issue, and the petty annoyances will take care of themselves.
React strategically. Blowing up at someone isn't likely to rectify the situation, and will probably make things worse. Instead, take time to figure out a fair resolution, and then speak your mind calmly.
Become an activist
If it's social injustices that have your blood boiling, channel that rage into action: join a political protest, donate your time to a charity, or organize your own philanthropic effort.
Work out your anger by working out
Take your anger-induced adrenaline and go for a run or hit the gym; you'll blow off steam and improve your health. Now that's how you get the most out of getting mad.