To prevent anger and hostility and to avoid
Seek positive ways to resolve problems.
Arguing can be okay, even healthy, as long as it does not turn violent.
Think before you act. Take time to stop and cool
down when you feel yourself becoming angry. Count to 10, or practice some other
form of mental relaxation.
Take steps to lead a healthy life.
Engage in some type of regular physical
activity. Exercise is one of the best ways to release all types of stress,
including anger. A brisk walk is a good way to start. For more information, see
Eat a balanced diet. Remember to
drink plenty of water.
Establish a healthy sleep pattern. Try to
get the same amount of sleep each night.
Limit your use of
alcohol, and do not use other drugs, such as cocaine, crack, or
methamphetamines. Alcohol and drugs may make your feelings of anger and
hostility worse and make them even harder to handle. For more information, see
Alcohol and Drug Problems.
Do not use physical discipline, such as spanking or other
corporal punishment. If you need help controlling your
children, consider taking a course in parenting skills.
child's exposure to TV, movies, and video games. Watch television with your
children to discuss or limit violent content.
keep guns in your home. If you have guns in your home,
unload them and lock them up. Lock ammunition in a separate
place. Keep guns away from children.
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November 14, 2014
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