Cognitive Techniques for Anger Management – Part I

Here’s some cognitive techniques for anger management. Reduce your expectations by choice. Expect less and enjoy more. This is a decision, not a reaction. You are not turning off your reactivity, just changing how many reactions you need or want, and what makes you happier or not when you do. You have control over this, even if you are not used to thinking this way. Try it, and then practice. For example, try to not be so attached to what you think is right or wrong. While there are exceptions (traffic laws), most things in your life are not life and death, so you don’t need to over-react.

Here’s some cognitive techniques for anger management. Reduce your expectations by choice. Expect less and enjoy more. This is a decision, not a reaction. You are not turning off your reactivity, just changing how many reactions you need or want, and what makes you happier or not when you do. You have control over this, even if you are not used to thinking this way. Try it, and then practice. For example, try to not be so attached to what you think is right or wrong. While there are exceptions (traffic laws), most things in your life are not life and death, so you don’t need to over-react. Continue reading “Cognitive Techniques for Anger Management – Part I”