- Taming your anger can have important benefits to your health
- The goal: an easy system, based in sound psychology, to employ in moments of annoyance
This essay is part of a column called The Wisdom Project by David Allan, editorial director of CNN Health and Wellness. The series is on applying to one's life the wisdom and philosophy found everywhere, from ancient texts to pop culture. You can follow David at @davidgallan. Don't miss another Wisdom Project column; subscribe here.
(CNN)Do you get easily annoyed? At times, does that emotion quickly escalate to anger? You are not alone.
Step one: 10 breaths
Step two: Explain it to yourself
Step three: Walk a meter in their shoes
Step four: Role model grace
Step five: This too shall pass
Step six: What really matters?
Step seven: A funny thing happened on the way
Step eight: Seek solutions
Step nine: Trust in time
Step 10: Call a lifeline
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