How to Manage Your Anger Better

How to manage your anger better

Verywell / Julie Bang

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Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern.

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Friday Fix: Episode 90

Whether you lost your cool when a telemarketer called you at an inconvenient time or you sent a scathing email you wish you could take back, it’s likely that all of us have had times when our anger caused us to act in an irrational manner.

Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. But it needs to be managed. If it isn’t, it can lead to aggressive and destructive behaviors. 

I used to lead an anger management group with people who wanted to change their habits. I’ve seen anger take a serious toll on the lives of many people in my therapy office.

Some of them found that anger took a toll on their relationships and others had legal issues that stemmed from their angry outbursts. Difficulty with anger even affected some individuals’ health.

Whether your anger is a big problem or it just leads to the occasional issue, there are likely things you can do to manage your anger better. In fact, we likely all have room for improvement. 

On this Friday Fix, I share how to get better at calming yourself down and managing those angry feelings in a healthy way.

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