Anger means it’s time to relax and cope.
As long as I keep cool, I’m in control.
Don’t make more out of this than you have to.
Easy does it. Remember to keep your sense of humor.
Easy does it…there is nothing to be gained by getting upset.
Example: “I feel angry when you call me a bad name, and I don’t want you to do it anymore.”
For someone to be that irritable, he must be awfully unhappy.
Getting angry won’t solve the problem.
Getting upset won’t help.
I can cope with this situation, even though I don’t like it.
I can manage the situation. I know how to regulate my anger.
I can manage this; I’m in control.
I can stay calm and relaxed.
I can’t change them with my anger; I’ll just upset myself.
I can’t expect people to act the way I want them to.
I can’t find a way to say what I want to without anger.
I don’t have to take this so seriously.
I have a plan to relax and cope.
I have a right to be annoyed, but let’s keep the lid on.
I’ll focus on the facts and stay rational.
I’ll let him make a fool of himself.
I’m not going to get pushed around, but I’m not going haywire either.
I’m not going to let them get to me.
If I find myself getting upset, I’ll know what to do.
If I start to get mad, I’ll just be banging my head against the wall.
Instead of getting angry, I’ll count to 10 and then choose my words carefully.
Instead of getting angry, I’ll find someone to talk to about my angry feelings.
Instead of getting angry, I’ll keep my temper and think of something that could have prevented the situation.
Instead of getting angry, I’ll tell myself that reacting in anger won’t help the situation.
Instead of getting angry, I’ll tell the person what is bothering me.
Instead of getting angry, I’ll think of my own solution.
Instead of getting angry, I’ll use an “I” statement.
Instead of getting angry, I’ll accept that sometimes things just go wrong.
It’s just not worth it to get so angry.
It’s really a shame that she/he has to act like this.
Just as long as I keep my cool, I am in control.
Just roll with the punches: don’t get bent out of shape.
Keep an open mind. Make no judgments.
Keep cool; take it easy.
Let’s take the issue point by point.
Let’s try a cooperative approach. Maybe we are both right.
Look for the positive. Don’t assume the worst and jump to conclusions.
Maybe they want me to get angry. I’m going to disappoint them.
My anger is a signal of what I need to do. Time to instruct myself.
My muscles are starting to feel tight. Time to relax and slow things down.
Negatives lead to more negatives. Work constructively.
No matter what is said, I know I am a good person.
Remember, stick to the issues and don’t take it personally.
So, I might as well just relax. There is no need to doubt myself.
Stay calm. Just continue to relax.
Stay calm…no sarcasm, no attacks.
Take a deep breath and relax
Their opinion isn’t important. I won’t be pushed into losing my cool.
There is no point in getting mad.
There won’t be any need for an argument.
Think of what you want to get out of this.
This could be a testy situation, but I believe in myself.
This is funny if you look at it that way.
This is going to upset me, but I know how to deal with it.
Time for a few deep breaths of relaxation, feel comfortable, relaxed and at ease.
Time to take a deep breath.
Try to reason it out. Treat each other with respect.
What he says doesn’t matter. I’m on top of this situation, and it’s under control.
What is it that I have to do?
You don’t need to prove yourself.