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What to Do When You Are Angry

1. Think before acting
2. Calm down
3. Use the RETHINK Steps:

R ecognize what makes you angry.
E mpathize with the other person’s feelings.
T hink of positive things about the situation.
H ear what the other person is saying to you.
I nclude “I” messages to tell how you feel.
N otice what happens to your body.
K eep your attention on the present situation.