Your Body Language Transmits An Attitude

We all know about the importance of body language in communication. As much as our words, written or spoken, body language transmits an attitude. If you’re enveloped in a cycle of angry emotion, it not only comes out in what you say, but how you say it. These are some simple tips to start you on the path to effective anger management…

The first step is one that you’ve already taken – awareness. Being aware that you have an issue, and being willing to take steps to resolve it, is the most important single thing you can do. Now that you have this covered (by simply reading this), on to the next step.

Real awareness. So you know you have a problem, but now it’s time to dive into it further. Start a journal. Write down all the physical and mental attributes of this emotion as you think of them. Are there some triggers? Are you “physically” aware of an issue before “mentally” aware. How does your body react under this stress?

To get some good ideas on just what to track in your journal, search the Internet for free anger management worksheets – they’ll provide checklists of things to think of – be especially aware of how your body physically manifests these feelings.

While we’re on the topic of writing, be aware that so much of our communication today is instant – think about email and Facebook and Twitter and the like. Be aware of your emotions before you start writing. If you think you may be angry and emotional – you are. Save the message for another, calmer, time.

The last hint will be to seek professional help. Professional therapy deals with anger issues all the time, so you’re┬ádefinitely┬ánot alone. There is no longer any shame attached to seeing someone – there now may be shame by not seeing someone.

So there you have it – five simple steps in managing your anger – one of which you’ve already taken!

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