10 Tips From Psychologists About Coping With Your Anger Right Now

    Woosah. It's going to be OK.

    With the election now over, there are a lot of people who aren't happy with the results.

    1. First, realize that your anger is most likely valid. Let yourself feel mad for a while.

    2. Take a break from the news and social media if it's only making you more enraged.

    3. Really seriously try to calm yourself down when you can.

    4. Try not to let your thoughts snowball into bigger and bigger what-ifs.

    5. Focus on things you can actually control.

    6. You can also direct that passionate energy toward something meaningful.

    7. Be kind to someone.

    8. Keep in mind that no matter how shitty you think a person is, they are also human.

    9. Try to focus on all of the ways we are better now than we have been in the past.

    10. And finally, remember that anger can make us impulsive, so think very carefully before acting on it.

    So remember, it's OK to be angry, and how you cope with that anger can have a powerful and productive impact.