All of us have occasionally allowed our tempers to get the better of us with unpleasant results. Anger is a human emotion, and letting it out can be beneficial. However, in a corporate setting, anger should be carefully controlled.

You might often ask yourself the “best” way to control your temper. No one answer fits everyone. But there are different techniques that will work for different people.

Relaxation
This may seem an obvious solution, but it is generally underutilized. Try breathing deeply and thinking of relaxing imagery. They can bring a level of calm to help diffuse angry feelings. If deep breathing works, you can try slowly repeating a word or phrase that resets your mind frame. By practicing these techniques daily, you should be able to implement them when anger arises.

Problem Solving
Anger is often triggered by something in our daily lives. Believing that every problem has a natural solution can increase your frustration when that solution doesn’t present itself immediately. Try a different approach by instead focusing on how to handle the problem that’s confronting you. Attempt to resolve the problem but don’t punish yourself if you can’t do so immediately. Such efforts will help you maintain your patience and relax.

Communication
This is key! When we get angry, we tend to jump to, and occasionally act on, unwarranted conclusions. Slow down and think before you speak. Rather than blurt out the first thing that enters your mind, consider how what you’re about to say will affect the tone of the conversation or situation. And listen to what others say. Listening allows you to participate in the conversation without getting too defensive.

Patience is truly a virtue and should be practiced daily. When a situation riles up your temper, patience will enable you to assess it calmly and address it without exhibiting anger. Practicing this patience will ensure that your daily life is harmonious. You can control the stress levels in your life by confronting feelings of anger head-on and working to swiftly and efficiently resolve whatever issue has presented itself.