Anger Management

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    Aug 03, 2009 5:34 AM GMT

    I've said before that when I work out intensely I get angry really fast. Since I seem to always be working out regularly, the problem has become that my waves of anger are more intense and my vision gets blurry. I find that counting backward from ten helps, but it would put my mind at ease if I had other tactics. What Anger Management techniques would you recommend? For the heat of the moment and overall.

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    Aug 03, 2009 11:15 AM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmRIP5TfoJg
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    Aug 03, 2009 12:03 PM GMT
    Call a friend and vent for a bit.... THEN MOVE ON.
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    Aug 03, 2009 1:23 PM GMT
    Make up a string of three unrelated words and train yourself to repeat them slowly whenever you feel anger swelling. My three words are "world cat jacket".
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    Aug 03, 2009 1:32 PM GMT
    I certainly would be careful about it all and I would encourage you to work on the anger thing. Someday you might have a stroke.. I've heard of things like that...

    Anger managment might be a little extreme, but you might talk to a trainer and/ or fitness coach and get their input...

    You have vent here Guilty.....LOL

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  • Timbales

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    Aug 03, 2009 1:35 PM GMT
    I don't express my anger, I swallow it and let it ferment into bitter resentment.
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    Aug 03, 2009 6:18 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI don't express my anger, I swallow it and let it ferment into bitter resentment.



    Mmmm. Nothing adds spice to life like the bile of repressed anger.icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 03, 2009 6:25 PM GMT
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    I thought working out relieved anger and stress - as it does for me.

    I always seem to have a "happy place" for lack of better words that I can think about - sometimes a banana split, a really great time with someone, a friend, a gift, a trip, a dream - and so on.
  • imperator

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    Aug 03, 2009 8:21 PM GMT
    I went to therapy for a while to deal with anger, and found that it helped when my shrink and I discussed out some of my issues having to do with my dad and masculinity and self-image. Plus she pointed me towards the Buddhist meditation center that I go to semi-regularly, and I've found that practice has helped, too.
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    Aug 03, 2009 9:25 PM GMT
    Bullwhips are useful for more than just putting on an Indiana Jones impersonation: it's very satisfying to go out and vent some aggression with a series of sharp CRACKS aimed at leaves on a bush. It not only vents your anger, but it also improves your whip skills while simultaneously pruning your shrubbery.
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    Mar 06, 2014 9:58 PM GMT
    Judging from my history here it is obvious I have hellishly bad temper known for exploding on anyone without warning. I tried attending AM sessions a few years ago but I felt like I wasn't getting any answers. I've been diagnosed with schizophrenia and have an anger heredity I inherit from my father and a sign of being temperamental and psychotic.

    I have my problems with anger and don't claim to be perfect. No one is
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    Mar 06, 2014 9:59 PM GMT
    paz_the_gnome saidman... i'm going through that right now. i get angry as hell where i just feel like taking it out physically through violence or being really rude/mean to somebody for no reason BUT i know that it's not right or that that shit has consequences to it.

    why am i mad though? it's a combination of things that i really don't want to get into. i have to say that the worst feeling besides being depressed is being extremely angry and not having anything to take that shit out on even constructively. i just wrote just now and i feel no better than i did. what annoys me is when i do speak out on my anger or express myself whether it's simply making an angry face or simply not wanting to be bothered, fuckers basically insult me by saying "why are you mad?" as if i don't have a right to be mad. like fucker, i have the right to be mad. i have emotions. what the fuck am i supposed to do? be smiling and act all happy with whatever problems i have or be all cool. i hate that shit. then fuckers be coming up to ME ready to do some "let me lean on you" when they're mad, upset or whatever when they can't fucking do the same shit for me. naw.... fuck that. i feel like telling them to get the fuck off my shoulder since they can't show me the same respect or respect my fucking feelings.

    the thing i fear is that i might just snap or blow up on somebody. something happened at the gym yesterday that somebody did that rubbed me the wrong way and i was just close to snapping on that person or anybody who i felt was trying to be disrespectful to me. i THINK though i'm not sure some dude was laughing at me when i walked past him. i don't know if he was laughing at something else or the guy he was working out with told him a joke BUT yo... the moment i saw that, i thought back at the past where i had to deal with the same shit from other people who would do the same fucking thing to me. because of that bullshit, i'm still real insecure about my walk, man and the moment i saw him go from icon_neutral.gif to icon_lol.gif, my anger just shot up the roof. i didn't snap or go off but i was really pissed although i was trying to hide it. i was just waiting for anybody to give me the wrong look because i was just thinking about what the fuck i would do whether it was throwing one of the damn chairs from the juice bar or getting my keys and trying to stab them with it. then again, i'm a guy who's 5'6 and the guy that pissed me off was maybe 6 feet or 6'1 or 5'11. plus i can't fight and he might have had a weapon on him, might be a boxing or knows how to fight. i just HATE not being able to do what i WANT to do when i get angry.

    but lucky, i managed to calm myself down because my brother and my friends calmed me down. my friend realized that i was upset because he said i looked "down". i told him that i was pissed because of something that someone did. my bro and him tried to cheer me up by getting my mind off of what that guy did.

    the thing is with being angry, depressed or both is that i pretty much do either three things. i take it out on somebody such as another member of this site where i'm extra hostile or mean towards them. i masturbate, listen to some angry music preferably rap with violent lyrics, watch a violent tv show or a violent scene from a tv show where i'm picturing myself as one of the characters doing where in my mind i'm doing the violent act. the thing that i don't want to do. i go to sleep during the day or at a time that i don't want to. i just sleep for x amount of hours where i throw my sleep clock off and i can't go to sleep. shit is fucked up. i'm already having problems sleeping as it is. i went to bed at 1 o clock, listened to music til about 3:45, tried to go to sleep and i think i only got about 2 hours of sleep. i woke up at 7:38 and i was exhausted. strange enough, i didn't go to sleep during the day yesterday. shit is fucked up. i want to go to sleep now but my mom will probably be all telling me some shit like "why are you sleeping?" you volunteered but you didn't work. the fuck?


    I feel you man