Anger Management

It’s always the punch you don’t see that put’s you down and as far as anger is concerned, it’s a sucker punch and the whole concept of management goes down with it. Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured and anger dwells only in the bosom of fools which was aptly quoted by Albert Einstein once. Anybody can become angry-that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way- that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. Anger is normal and even healthy emotion- but it’s important to deal with it in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can take a toll on both your health and your relationships. We’re going to peek into things which are going to give us a better insight about managing the anger.

Speaking of management, most of the management part is about decision making and anger is directly associated with hate. DO NOT hate people, it affects your judgment, and wrong judgment will jeopardize your management, career and life. Physical activity can provide an outlet for your emotions, especially if you’re about to erupt. If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing other favorite physical activities. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that can leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out or even singing out loud will help you through this.

Think before you speak- Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame, I swear. Empathy is the tool one should use in these situations. Breathing and thinking about any past jovial moment you had with the person who’re angry with will help you in understand the importance of that relation. Forgiveness is yet another powerful tool. If you allow anger and other negative feelings to crowd out positive feelings, you might find yourself swallowed up by your own bitterness or sense of injustice. But if you can forgive someone who angered you, you might both learn from the situation. It’s unrealistic to expect everyone to behave exactly as you want at all times.

“Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.” My anger management mantra is simple, get mad and then get over it. Lose out the tension in your mind and always keep a smile in your face, always have reason to put that smile in your face.

An Article By:

Nikhil T.Ramachandran

PGDM 13-15 Batch

IFIM Business School