COUNT to 10. When something angers you, give your body time to defuse before you react.

WALK it off. Go for a short stroll until you calm down.

DISTRACT yourself. Example: At work, dive into a task to turn negative energy into positive.

KEEP a log. Monitor hostile thoughts to discover how frequently your temperature rises.

ASK for help. If managing outbursts seems impossible, don’t be afraid to try counseling, lifestyle changes or other kinds of ongoing help.