Arguing with someone can make you angry and frustrated. Although everyone has the right to have an opinion, disagreements make things worse. Fights are part of every relationship. Everyone has emotions, including anger. If an abusive verbal exchange leaves you sobbing, shaking, hurt, moody, or angry after an abusive verbal exchange, we have some great tips to calm you down and feel better in no time. All right to find out?
How to calm down after an argument
Conflicts can produce intense emotional responses, especially when they change the dynamics of the partnership. So it’s normal to feel angry and have negative feelings after an argument. Don’t blame yourself for these feelings. It is possible that your partner is also going through a similar situation. One thing is crystal clear: whether these feelings are about the person you are arguing with or about the situation, you need to calm down. Otherwise, it could affect your emotional and mental well-being.
Health Shots has teamed up with Dr. Kedar Tilwe, Specialist in Psychiatry, Fortis Hospital Mulund and Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital, to suggest some of the best ways to calm down after an argument or fight.
Here are 5 things you can do to find peace of mind after an argument:
1. Stress killer
Using your favorite stress management technique is beneficial. You can try listening to music you love, a playlist of songs that make you smile, spend time on your hobby, or just take a walk to get away from the situation. This will undoubtedly help you relax and give yourself time to think.
No, we don’t recommend training right after your fight. However, a regular morning workout, brisk walking, or yoga can help you stay composed no matter what. dr Tilwe says, “A light form of physical exertion will help reduce most of the frustration, anger, resentment, and tension that can affect us after an argument.” So take a short walk, slow jog, or walk even walk your pet and watch the fear melt away.
Use whatever form of relaxation you’re comfortable with to calm down after an argument. Meditation, yoga, and progressive muscle relaxation can help. Mindfulness techniques like mindful breathing, mindful walking, and mindful eating are also fun ways to calm down. These things aim to shift your focus so that you overcome your anger.
4. Keep calm and stay calm
Sometimes helping you save the relationship can be crucial if you don’t respond to provocations and try to win the argument. So consciously avoid the urge and need to have a bully right away. In fact, if it’s your fault, accept it and move on.
5. Develop a routine and practice it
Most of the time we’re not looking for a fight, but it will come up from time to time, so develop a self-soothing routine and practice it regularly. It may include positive cognitive affirmations to yourself, distraction methods you can use, or even stress management toys that may come in handy. You can also sit still and shake your body.
Don’t hesitate to discuss this with a psychologist or use the stress hotlines that are available if you can’t control your frustration or anger!