How To Deal With Anger & Anger Management Tips | headspace

(techno music) – Hi guys, I’m Bajo, and I’m
here to talk about the stuff that goes on in your head when you deal with difficult
situations in your life. Now we all like to feel good,
obviously, like topping the leader board in a
game, or the feeling of being
liked by other people, or the feeling of doing well in
sport. I assume, don’t really know
what that one feels like, but you get what I mean. But what do you do when
you’re not feeling so great? You know, like if you’re
angry, or pissed off, or worried about something, or sad, or just generally confused,
like when I play sport? Some feelings can really bring you
down, and that’s why you need to have
strategies in place to help you get on top of
them. Take anger for example. Don’t get me wrong, being angry
sometimes is totally normal. It can even be helpful. It can protect you, give you
motivation, or help you stand up for yourself. But when your feelings of
anger get out of control that can really affect relationships, and schoolwork, and sport,
or other activities. There’s lots of reasons
why people get angry. Have you ever been in any of
these kinds of situations? – I get angry when people don’t
listen. – I get angry when someone does
something that I’ve told them not to. – When people lie to me. – Or say things behind my back. – I get angry when an
umpire makes a bad call. – When your parents get on your back. – Getting bullied.
– When people put me down. – When people tell me what to do. – When people talk about my parents. – When someone gets in my personal
space, I know that I’m naturally inclined to
get a little bit insecure and aggressive. – I get angry at stupid things
sometimes. – When we’re getting
angry, our bodies warn us with all kinds of physical signs. It’s important to pay attention to what your body is trying to tell you. Maybe you’ve experienced some
of these warning signs before. – When I’m angry, my heart beats
faster. I can’t really think straight. – I clench my teeth. – My breathing gets faster. – When your fists clench up. – I feel my head becomes
incredibly cloudy. – All I see is black. – I get the butterflies and my adrenaline would start to pick up. – Takes over your thinking. – I feel like I’m going to boil over. – I feel like I’m going to explode. – You’re about to burst sometimes. – It feels like you have no
control over yourself anymore. – Feels like I’m going to lose it. – I’m going to want to
smash or hit someone. – I want to break something,
I just want to let it all out. – Even though being angry
isn’t necessarily a bad thing, how we express that anger is what could cause us big problems. Inappropriate expressions of anger, like violence or aggression, can really stuff things up for you. So, we need to learn to how
to identify our feelings and be aware of what our
bodies are trying to tell us. Then it’s about responding
to those feelings in a way that’s helpful and
productive. Here are some things you can try. Get to know your angry side, like when your body gets tense and your stomach feels
tight, and your heart starts beating faster and faster. Concentrate on relaxing your muscles and getting your breathing back to
normal. Slow things down so you
have time to think about how you can prevent the
situation from getting any worse. Walk away from the situation if you
can. (loading sound) Especially if you think
you might act in a way that hurts you or someone else. Count to ten in your mind. That gives you enough
time to stop and think, and it might stop you from saying or doing something
you’ll just regret later. Sometimes it’s hard to deal with feelings like this on your own, especially if they are really intense and go on for ages and ages. It’s okay to talk to someone. Actually, that’s the smart thing to
do. So who are the best people to talk to if something is bothering you? – Friends. – My best mates. – My friends are really good. For
example, they know I’ve got that fiery temper and so they know to step in because
of us and before and I’ve told them before, hey, if something happens, you’ve got to help me out here. – School counsellor. – Social worker. – Your GP. – Headspace. – Eheadspace. – They’ll be able to help you in
ways you didn’t even realise. So it’s just a matter
of walking in the door, or getting online and
going on to eheadspace, and start by asking that question
about, you know what, I might need
a little bit of help here because I’m not 100% happy at the
moment. – There will always be things that have the potential to make you mad. I rage quit games almost on a daily
basis. But don’t let anger control your
life. Try to deal with difficult
feelings and situations by taking notice of what
your body is telling you and thinking through your response. That’s the best way to play it.
Bajo out.

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