Cognitive Restructuring Simply put, this means changing the way you think. Angry people tend to curse, swear, or speak in highly colorful terms that reflect their inner thoughts. When you’re angry, your thinking can get very exaggerated and overly dramatic. Try replacing these thoughts with more rational ones. For instance, instead of telling yourself, “oh, it’s awful, it’s terrible, everything’s ruined,” tell yourself, “it’s frustrating, and it’s understandable that I’m upset about it, but it’s not the end of the world and getting angry is not going to fix it anyhow.”
Stress and life in NYC can often create situation in which anyone can easily be angered. As the article states, “sometimes our anger and frustration are caused by very real and inescapable problems in our lives.” If you are experiencing these issues, or would just like to find out better ways of managing your anger, contact me, Sheila Brown at 917-525-2205 x6, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Counseling is short-term, and you will be on the right path to learning how to express and manage your angry feelings more effectively.