There are a few things you can do for anger management: Exercise, get more sleep, eat well, breathe deeply, ground yourself, scream into a pillow, smash things (but, please, be mindful that hurting someone else will always make things worse in the long run).
My suggestions for the best cure?
Anger tends to be a dishonest feeling.
It is expressed as a cover-up.
It's a safer go-to feeling than, for example, sadness as it can make you feel powerful and in control, and it can make others feel small and scared (if that's your aim).
Underneath that anger, lies the truth, like the biggest part of an iceberg hidden beneath the surface of the sea.
Name the true feeling and you'll see how hard it is to remain angry.
Anger likes to cover up feelings of hurt, or betrayal, of being scared, or feeling rejected, or worried, or overwhelmed, or tricked, or embarrassed, shamed, humiliated or under attack. Maybe, it's jealousy, resentment, guilt, confusion, pressure, regretful, surprise, feeling defeated, frustrated, inferior, unappreciated or insecure. Perhaps, what you're truly feeling is abandoned, manipulated, betrayed, belittled, powerless, inadequate, foolish or deceived.
Name the real feeling and be true to that and yourself and you'll not only reduce your anger, strengthen your relationships via honest and vulnerable conversations but you'll also get to know yourself in a way you never have before.
What's the story you tell yourself, and is it helpful or hindering?
Remember though - it's your life, your choice!
After all, this is the Manual of YOU!
Until next time, take care, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
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