Anger is not a “bad” emotion. There is nothing wrong with feeling angry. It’s how you express and manage anger that is important. Here are some tips that might be helpful.
- Become familiar with your anger warning signs. Some warning signs are:
- Heart pounding
- Being critical
- Tightness in your jaw or gritting your teeth
- Clasping your hands together
- Raising your voice
- Talking fast
- Recognize that you are angry. This can help you feel more grounded and come up with a plan to manage your anger.
- Count to 10 slowly before you speak. This can help you to calm down.
- Take a deep breath
- Don’t hold your breath
- Remove yourself from the situation
- Talk it over. Talking can help you decompress.
- Play an instrument
- Read a book
- Listen to music
- Write down why you are angry and options to manage your anger.
- Reach out to a professional for help. Talking with an objective person can provide support.
If you are concerned about another lawyer you can make an anonymous referral to the Lawyer Assistance Program. We offer financial assistance for Mental Health and Addiction treatment.
Please feel free to reach out to our LAP Committee Members and Volunteers https://www.msba.org/health-and-wellness/