What do you do when you're out-of-control angry?

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  1. TheBobcat macrumors 6502

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    OK, I'm like flipping out and I want to break something, someone or just throw some stuff at people out the window and hope it hurts someone and makes their kids cry. Like seriously, I want to punt a puppy with big eyes just for the hell of it.

    Anyway, my question is do you know a good centerting excericise or something that calms you down when you're super pissed off? Just asking.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    No kidding...I sing the fish-alive song (it is also great for exam stress, and especially brilliant for when I'm at the top of one of those free-fall rides):

    One, two, three, four, five
    Once I caught a fish alive
    Six, seven, eight, nine, ten
    Then I let it go again
    Why did you let it go?
    Because it bit my finger so
    Which finger did it bite?
    This little finger on my right
     
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  4. TheBobcat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That song actually worked, I feel better now. Well, that and the fact that the Pistons aren't playing like little girls anymore.
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I pace ...all over the house.

    ...and sometimes rant the the closest person available. :D
     
  6. matthew24 macrumors 6502

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    I can get really upset with my self, but i am getting older, when something hits me I try to remember how foolish I looked all those times before.:eek:

    Sit down and relax, don't be silly, it won't help much.:rolleyes:
     
  7. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    when i'm fuming, i usually head to the gym. it's a good way to take advantage of and get rid of the extra energy.
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    I used to punch and kick stuff. Ruined a lot of furniture over time, as well as breaking a few bones (mine, not ones I just had lying around the house ;)).

    These days I'm a lot more chilled out though. I tend to just shout a couple of swear words and leave it at that.
     
  9. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    I have never been completely out of control crazy. When i do get really pissed off, i tend to start punching the wall. The pain from that usually brings me down after about 5 minutes
     
  10. Trogloxene macrumors regular

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    Go outside and take a hike in the woods. Nature has a calming affect.

    -T
     
  11. ibook30 macrumors 6502a

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    Go running, or push ups, something to get yer pulse up for a few minutes. It's big help.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    take it out on a punching bag, or my bed and/or then i go out on a walk
     
  13. jamesi macrumors 6502a

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    sleep keeps u in check

    i have notes posted all over my desk saying things like "stay cool" and "slow down" and "its easier when ur relaxed" for when i get frustrated studying
     
  14. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Usually the Yankees hat hits the wall then the remote follows.:p
     
  15. noaccess macrumors 6502

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    Xanax.
    Pro: Does wonders if you take it responsibly.
    Con: You need a prescription.
     
  16. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Well I crush people when they are all happy or if they piss me off, like when my sister kept copying what I was saying so I told her what happends at the end of a Harry Potter book she was reading. But when theres no one around to crush I smash small eletrical devices hence why I am on my 4th iPod.
     
  17. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Sex?
    Look at funny cat videos on Youtube?
    Tai Chi?

    Fortunately it's not possible for me to get out of control angry - I'm potentially unpleasant enough as it is.
     
  18. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Seriously?

    I run. Go for a brisk jog 'round the neighborhood and work up a good sweat. By the time I get back I'm fine.

    If I can't do that? Meh, I just try to chill.
     
  19. TheBobcat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, the Wings and Pistons won so that put me in a good mood. But other than that, thanks for the tips, I might try some of these next time.
     
  20. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I don't get angry, if something goes wrong then I try to fix it, if it's out of my control then I'll accept it. But I always find myself really relaxed after taking a day off life and going for a huge walk. When I saw everything around here I got a bus and went somewhere far, when I saw everything again I got a train instead.
     
  21. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i go for a walk. i used to drive, but i don't anymore due to angry fast driving (never a good thing). sometimes yelling helps.
     
  22. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    That about sums it up for me. Fortunately, I can't remember the last time I became frothing mad, but I usually grab a walk or a drive when I feel myself losing control. Anything to get away from the situation for awhile. I also lock myself away and listen to music, which in these instances will usually be instrumental music such as videogame soundtracks or classical music. I don't have a lot of "angry music" in my library, but I try to avoid it as much as possible when I'm upset.

    During the nice seasons (everything other than winter), I try to go for at least 2 hour walk a weekend. It keeps me quite happy and centered, and it's always pleasant to see all the vivid life going on out there. It really helps to wash away the workweek's trivialities.
     
  23. adk macrumors 68000

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    I have two things I do when I'm raging:

    1. Punch walls
    2. Attempt to punch walls, hit studs, break hand.
     

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