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Anger management
French writing exercise

La gestion de la colère

Lucie talks about her techniques to manage her anger.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to get angry", "to see red", "to manage one's anger", "to hurt [oneself]", "to punch a wall", "over time", "a coping mechanism", "to cool down (temper)", "to focus on", "one's breathing", "to slow down", "to become calm again".

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When I get angry, I literally start seeing red, and I can't think straight any more. Before, I used to struggle to manage my anger, and I would sometimes hurt myself by punching a wall for example. But over time, I developed good coping mechanisms which allow me to cool down fast. In moments of anger, I close my eyes and I focus on my breathing which I try and slow down as much as possible. It usually works quite well and after a few minutes, I become calm again.