Anger: things that may help over the coming weeks

Keeping up with the 5 ways to wellbeing

The 5 ways to wellbeing can help you feel better in a number of ways. It’s good to keep them in mind every day. Feel better in a number of ways, and you may find that feeling angry happens less often.

Courses and helpful tools

Recognise the warning signs

Anger can cause a rush of adrenaline through your body, so before you recognise that you’re angry, you might notice physical signs. For example, your heart may be beating faster, your may be breathing faster or you may be feeling tense.

Recognising what happens when you’re feeling angry gives you the chance to think about how you want to react to a situation before doing anything. This can be difficult in the heat of the moment, but the earlier you notice how you're feeling, the easier it can be to choose how to manage your anger.

If you see those signs starting to pop up, trying some of the techniques on our things that can help right away webpage might be helpful.

There may also be actions you can take to avoid situations that trigger anger. For example; taking an alternative route home to avoid traffic.

Help if you think your behaviour is abusive

Visit the Respect website if you’re worried about some of your behaviours and want to take steps to change them.