Lauren Cochrane
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8 Ways to Calm down when You're Mad ...

We've all been there, sometimes things happen that lead us to look for ways to calm down because we've gotten so angry and upset. Maybe you just heard that someone was talking bad behind your back or your spouse is getting on your case about something you don't want to discuss. Whatever the reason, trying to fight back out of anger is never the right solution. So here are 8 ways to calm down when you're mad for you to use when things just aren't going your way!

1. Just Breathe

One of the best and simplest ways to calm down when you're mad is to just breathe! Your first instinct might be to open your mouth and say (or shout) something that you may regret later. Instead, close it and breathe! Taking a breath buys you time to step back, put things in perspective, and bite your tongue before you say something. Not to mention that when you're angry, your body tenses up and restricts your breathing. So just breathe!

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