(HealthDay News) -- Thoughts can quickly spiral downward when something doesn't go your way. But experts say if you learn how to change your way of thinking, you can keep anger in check.
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The American Psychological Association offers these suggestions:
- Don't use words such as "always" or "never" when discussing problems involving yourself or others.
- Focus on goals and how to achieve them, rather than dwelling on problems themselves.
- Understand that anger can make you behave irrationally, so step back and make sure you're reacting in a logical way.
- Don't issue demands. Instead, make requests of things you want.
-- Diana Kohnle
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