Friday, August 11, 2017

Tuukka Rask!

Anger management 101

Here are some suggestions from both doctors and patients to help you get a handle on your anger.

Ask yourself these questions when you feel yourself on the verge of anger: Is this really what I want to do? Do I want to have this conversation or explosion now? Maybe I should wait until I feel better. Answering “no” could buy you a few precious seconds to consider your next move,” says Roy Perlis, MD, MSc, medical director of the Bipolar Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
The same goes for email. Don’t let loose too soon. Print is forever.
If you’re prone to anger outbursts you know it by now. “For some people, this feels like a panic attack, a rush of adrenalin, heart pounding, skin flushed,” says Perlis. Have a plan in place about how you intend to Respond—and keep to it.
Remove yourself immediately from the situation. That’s appropriate especially if you’re a parent with a child or even a pet owner. At work, excuse yourself and go to the restroom.
Explore relaxation techniques for managing anxiety, like visualization, listening to music, or maybe doing a task that distracts you.
Exercise daily.
Communicate with your doctor, advises Sharon L.. And be creative, like Jeff M., who shouts the odd-sounding name of Providence Bruins hockey goalie, Finnish player, “Tuukka Rask!” Why? “It makes me laugh,” he says.
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