5.   Seek Solutions to the Underlying Causes of Your Anger

Remember that anger has a wide range of causes and influencing factors. Some issues can be addressed easily; others are more difficult. For example, if you’re ticked off that you didn’t get a free donut at work on Friday, you can come to work earlier next Friday, in plenty of time to get a donut. Or you can go buy yourself one. Or you can congratulate yourself on saving the calories. That’s an easy one. More challenging would be if you were angry that you didn’t get a promotion or a significant raise this year. But you can take action: build new skills, tackle important projects, do great work, and impress important decision-makers.

Other issues are simply beyond reach. For example, if ...

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