1. Leave: getting away from the situation prevents regrettable instinctive reactions.
  2. Breathe deeply: research indicates deep breathing and repeating a calming phrase reduces anger intensity.
  3. Do something you enjoy: diverting your attention helps you to calm down.
  4. Do light exercise: this relaxes you and can relieve tension in your muscles.

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How Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Anger

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Finding Emotional Balance

Recognizing that you need to choose your battles keeps you from becoming overly anxious and burning out.

Although anger can be positive and lead to action against unacceptable situations, thinking of the consequences of your reactions leads to more effective strategies.

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Emotional intelligence (EQ)

The ability to recognize and understand emotions, and use that information to guide decision making.

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