Anger Management Secret #6: Help yourself by practicing self-care.


This Secret emphasizes what was mentioned in Secret #2: when you are depleted you are more vulnerable. People who are tired, anxious, scared, hungry, lonely, drunk, high, fearful, and otherwise depleted are more likely to have out-of-control anger responses.

Remember to Take Care of Yourself

One easy way you can become less emotionally vulnerable is to get a good night's sleep. Take care of yourself by eating well. Exercise and stay healthy. Cultivate friends. Don't overuse alcohol or recreational drugs. Balance work with rest and play. Seek positive, self-enhancing experiences and relationships.

The better shape you're in, the less vulnerable you are.

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