So you’re feeling angry today… that’s okay. Read on how we can help with you that.
Sometimes we can think of feeling angry as being ‘bad’ or ‘wrong’ but it’s not. Whatever we feel is okay and anger is a normal feeling; however, sometimes our behaviour that happens as a result of being angry is not okay.
- It is OK to feel angry
- It is NOT OK to hurt people, objects or yourself
Let’s explore your anger a little more - How angry do you feel?
Can you measure it on a scale of 1-10?
Or can you use other words to describe your anger?
When we get angry things happen in our body like your face goes red, your heart beats faster, your breathing goes faster and you might clench your fists.
We call these your Early Warning Signs, this is your bodies way of telling you how you are feeling, like an alarm system.
Here are some tips to help you when you feel angry.
- Clench all your muscles really tight for 5 seconds then release them
- Run on the spot as fast as you can for 20 seconds to release the build up of angry energy
- Blow on an imaginary cup of too hot, hot chocolate and as your breathing slows imagine breathing in the yummy chocolate smell.
- Rip up a piece of paper, throw it on the ground and then stomp on it! It’s really satisfying (make sure it’s scrap paper!)
Click on the video to watch one of our lovely volunteers guide you through their favourite coping strategy for when they feel angry.
How does your anger feel now?
- Are you feeling calmer?
- Where on the scale are you now?
Remember to check back in next time you are feeling angry.