There are times when we feel angry or irritated. Our anger can be directed at a person, an event, or thing. However, we do not have to sink down into negativity.
Anger is an emotion of whenever we feel wronged. Sometimes, we get upset by situations not going our way. Rather than exploding on someone when we feel wronged, we can take that energy and express it in more positive or constructive ways. Here are 10 ways in which you can express your anger constructively:
Sign up for martial arts in your local area. There are a variety of martial arts: jiu jitsu, karate, and kung fu just to name a few. Look into what martial arts you like best through YouTube. Then, check out what is available where you live and try it out.
No money? You can also try learning through YouTube videos. Mimic the moves and start with beginner techniques. Then, work your way up to advanced martial arts moves.
A punching bag is a good way to release stress and anger. Some people feel like they need to release their anger through a physical punch. Rather than hitting someone or punching a wall, using a punching bag is a great alternative.
Punching a punching bag can also help you release stress and tension in your body. Your body becomes stronger as you box around with a punching bag.
Running is a good way to get your energy out. You can run on a treadmill or elliptical. Otherwise, you can go running outside in your neighborhood or a local park.
You can either go to the gym or buy your own set of dumbbells for home use. Again, you can follow YouTube videos or you can experiment with your own ideas. You can purchase dumbbells through Amazon, or you can find a store in your area (such as Five Below). Be careful not to overexert yourself though.
Journalling or Blogging
Get yourself a journal or try blogging. Express your anger through writing. It’s a good way to get your feelings and emotions out. Try writing a letter to yourself or to the person that you’re angry with. If it’s a circumstance that is making you upset, try verbalizing your thoughts out on paper and see if there’s a possible solution.
Listening to Music
You can choose to listen to angry music, or maybe tune into something more positive to lift your spirits. Either way works. Some people believe that it’s not good to listen to aggressive songs, but it may help you to process your feelings better. Positive upbeat music is good because it helps divert your attention to something better. However, you want to make sure that you are learning from your anger and not just putting it off to the side.
You can release your aggression through dance. If you’re not sure how to dance, just try practicing in front of a mirror. Or, try enrolling in some local dance classes. You can find some discounts to classes such as through Groupon.
Singing or rapping is a good way to release stress and tension as well. You can sing loudly or go to karaoke with some friends. If you don’t have anyone to go to karaoke with, you can also look up karaoke videos on YouTube and follow along to the lyrics.
Songwriting or Poetry
This is similar to journalling, but in a different way. You can write your own songs or lyrics to get your feelings and emotions out. Poetry is a good way to explore yourself and your state of being. An added bonus is that once you finish writing a song or a poem, you can post it online or share it with others who may relate.
Try painting a picture. Or, color a picture through coloring books like mandalas. This is a soothing activity that can easy your mind. You can even try creative collages of the kind of life you wish you could have. Creating artwork is a good way to express your anger, but also divert it in a positive light.