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How can I manage anger long-term?

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There’s no one way to manage anger long-term. But you can:

  • Do regular physical activity to improve your mood and release tension.
  • Avoid using recreational drugs and drinking too much alcohol.
  • Keep a log of when you feel angry, so you can see when you’re having angry thoughts.
  • Learn how to laugh at yourself and see humor.
  • Practice good listening skills.
  • Learn to assert yourself, expressing your feelings calmly and directly without becoming defensive, hostile, or emotionally charged.

SOURCES:  The Center for Disease Prevention and Control, "Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2002": pp 12-18. Terri Warren, RN, Westover Heights Clinic, Portland, Ore.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 11, 2018

SOURCES:  The Center for Disease Prevention and Control, "Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2002": pp 12-18. Terri Warren, RN, Westover Heights Clinic, Portland, Ore.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 11, 2018

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