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Anger and Your Brain

Anger Mgmt

Sitting down and taking a break can be a great way to manage anger. In fact, if you could see your brain when you’re really mad, the primitive part of your brain stem (oldest deep part inside the brain) would be lit up like a Christmas Tree!

The problem is that usually in relationships, that’s not the best place to make decisions. Most of us tend to make our best decisions from the middle part of our brain and right behind your eyebrows. So quieting this primitive part and getting the good problem solving part back on-line can be really helpful.  It can help you feel better and even behave better, in all your relationships. Deep breathing, closing your eyes, or simply changing your thoughts can all be good tricks, that work for many of us.

And sometimes looking at something funny like this picture can work too! Except maybe if you’re the puppy on the bottom…

 

2 Responses so far.

  1. Pat Terry says:

    Good choices. It is impossible to have two thoughts going on at the same time.

  2. Cindy says:

    Yes, you’re totally right! Thanks! Even though it does seem like we hold two, and sometimes more, thoughts at a time, we don’t. The brain doesn’t work that way.

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