What do you to calm yourself when u are mad?

@hushi22 (4941)
July 15, 2010 10:01am CST
Heya mylotters! would u mind to share some techniques of making yourself calm when u are angry?
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16 responses
@Skade24 (750)
• Romania
17 Jul 10
I try not to think about it anymore, and i watch a movie, or i read something fun, i talk to people, i enjoy a chocolate, or a coffe, it calms me down very fast. Or sometimes i take a long walk alone, in the park. Also crying is a good way to calm yourself.
• Malaysia
17 Jul 10
Normally, first thing i always do is LISTEN TO MUSICS. When i am angry, depressed, happy, sad ,s cared, i listen to music for any of the situations and after a bit of that i feel a whole lot better. It will probably work with everyone too. Music can speak on countless levels to our souls. Second things i will do is, CRY~..sometimes after crying, i felt much more better. Besides than the method above, if i still feel like i wan to punch someone in the face, i will find a pillow and punch it. I will scream into it. Things like this will calm me down sometimes.
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
15 Jul 10
I go off by myself. Then I tend to write it out. I write down everything that frustrated me, especially things I can't say to another person. And, sometimes I sing.
@o0jopak0o (6407)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
well at home usually play games and such. but when at work, usually walk around but i dont usually get angry about work related stuff because its work.
@callmecat (248)
• United States
15 Jul 10
I typically clean when I'm upset. I'll reorganize things or clean up and throw things away and take out the garbage. Things like that tend to calm me and make me feel better. I know some people like to bake when they're upset and that helps to make them feel better and calm down. Sometimes I'll listen to some music or watch one of my favorite movies. But I tend to start cleaning first when I'm upset before I try any other methods. It works out pretty well for me, because cleaning is accomplishing something and knowing that makes me feel better.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
15 Jul 10
I try to count for a while, if doesn't work I try to see my self from outside and how ridiculous might be my reason for being mad, I go deep down and if I feel I have the right to be mad then man, do I be mad. :D
• India
15 Jul 10
I lock myself in a room and talk with nobody for several hours. it helps me getting calm. sometimes i do break things in my room when angry which I later regret ;)
@Metatronik (5911)
• Pasay, Philippines
15 Jul 10
Sometimes I am listening to the music that I want and posting to forums would be enough for me not to be that angry. It depends on the situation sometimes I am crying for it or if ever I am talking to my boyfriend about my hatred to other people.
• United Arab Emirates
15 Jul 10
I have downloaded some motivational videos of Anthony Robbins, Wayne Dyer and a few biblical songs from Hillsong. I listen to them whenever i am down and tensed.
@cheszka (169)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
When at home, I usually take a shower. It feels kinda like removing all the negative energies around me. I feel calm after doing that, then I watch tv or play my favorite online games.
@unique16 (1531)
• United States
15 Jul 10
Hello Hushi22, I calm myself with a walk or give myself few minutes of quite to rethink what was said and really make sure what I heard was correct. Other times it is ice cream or candy bar. Sometimes I play games lonline to get me unfocus on the problem because I want to win the game and then come back and refocus on the issue at hand. Thanks and have a great day! Sincerely Unique16
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
I bite my lower lip, clench my fists, and breath deeply. I cuss in my mind only at the same time I tell myself to calm down. :) Alright.:D
@ilann1 (373)
• Israel
15 Jul 10
I rarely get angry therefore I just let it go, I automatically get calmed by myself with the time. But I know people who punch walls, run, walk around something, take a deep breath, watch something, talk about it and there are much much more techniques. The one I like the most is shouting when one's alone.
@juryse (753)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
I would usually stay quiet then ignore the person I'm upset at. Or take a short walk.
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
well, i just laugh it off or change the topic. or sometimes i just don't speak anymore.
• United States
15 Jul 10
I remove myself from the situation for starters. Then I will stay away from the people who caused me to get angry. When I get myself calm I rethink the situation and find ways to keep it from happening. I then may have to remove the person from my life for good.