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Did you know that excessive anger can lead to everything from the common cold to heart attacks? Here's how to handle it.

Key Points:

  • Uncontrolled anger is bad for your health.
  • A 4-step method to control anger: Breathe; relax your muscles; get it out; seek context.

Quote This:

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

See Also: Emotions

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Would you describe yourself as an angry person? Why or why not?
  3. The first step in solving any problem is to recognize it. What are the main sources of your anger? Is there more than one?
  4. What are the benefits of controlling your anger? What are the drawbacks to not controlling your anger?
  5. The second step in solving a problem is having a plan.  Explain how you plan to face the next situation that has caused anger in your past and how you will react differently next time.
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.