Here are a few things to do when you or a loved one can start feeling angry:

  • Sing along (yes, outloud!) to your favorite song
  • Go to the batting cages (or golfing range)
  • Draw or paint what your anger looks like (or feels like)
  • Seek out someone (or a pet) to give you a hug
  • Count to 10
  • Go for a run
  • Call a friend who you can talk to (vent)
  • Throw ice up against a brick wall (or down at the grown on your driveway or sidewalk)
  • Garden (pull weeds, plant things, rake leaves up)
  • Journal
  • Take your dog for a walk (or neighbors dog!)


Jennie Wilson is a child and adolescent therapist. She holds the credentials of a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor.