Thirteen Steps Toward Anger Management

  • Learn to recognise the many faces of anger.
  • Let go of excessive dependencies so your anger management is inwardly directed rather than externally determined.
  • Choose to relinquish (let go of) your cravings for control in exchange for freedom.
  • Ground yourself in truth by setting aside idealistic myths.
  • Keep your lifestyle habits consistent with your emotional composure.
  • Live in humility rather than self-preoccupied pride.
  • Hold your defences to a minimum; trust your healthy assertions.
  • Accept the inevitability of loneliness as your struggle to be understood.
  • Relate to others as equals neither elevating yourself above them nor accepting a position of inferiority.
  • Pass along to the next generation your insights about anger.
  • Avoid the temptation to rationalise your anger; assume full responsibility for who you are.
  • Be accountable for your ongoing growth and open about your anger management.
  • Admit that all angry expressions, good or bad, is the result of choices.