10 Simple Ways to let go of Anger and Resentment

Last Update on April 5, 2023 : Published on July 12, 2020
How to let go of anger and resentment

Anger and resentment are the two things to avoid. Feelings of anger happening again and not able to control are something that is not good for our mental health and physical health. Sometimes, we vibe and we know anger is about to happen still we are not able to control it…why. Because anger and resentment are uncontrollable forces that take our mind over and lead us to speak those things which are not good for us. Even when you try to control such feelings, anger takes control over emotions and leaves us helpless.

Holding on to the anger makes us take impulsive decisions and leaves us irritated which compromises our professional and personal relationships. Therefore, it is really important to learn to let go of anger and resentment. Through this blog, I have highlighted 10 effective ways to let go of anger and resentment. Let’s get started.

10 Effective Ways to Let Go of Anger and Resentment:

1. Identify the Source of Anger

Identification of the source of anger is really important to know the track. When dealing with anger, recognize what makes you angry and what keeps you holding onto anger. After recognizing, the best way to let go of anger is to escape such situations, relax, and restructure your thoughts.

The other way to identify the source is to take a step back and think. While thinking and evaluating, you will be able to think about how to escape such situations.

2. Practice Calm and Relax Techniques

practice calm and relax techniques

The use of calming and relaxing techniques helps to soothe the feelings of anger and resentment. By practicing such a technique, you will learn the art of staying calm in stressful situations as well. Such techniques provide a positive mindset. Additionally, you can also try essential oils for instant stress relief.

3. Take Some Time Out

Whenever you feel like having anger or resentment, distract your mind onto something productive. The distraction of mind and thoughts will help you to have a clear mindset. You can distract your mind through “me time”. Moreover, one more way is to simply get up and go for a walk or draw something on a piece of paper.

4. Practice Yoga or Meditation

practice yoga or meditation

Practicing yoga or meditation is the best way to control your anger. Whenever you have a feel of anger or resentment, just sit back and meditate. You can also try guided meditation which helps you to have a peaceful mind and body. The best thing about meditation and yoga is that you can enjoy the peaceful state with nature as well. Read: Establish Inner Peace with Water Meditation

5. Look for The Solution

While holding grudges or thinking negative, the best way to let go of anger is to look for the solution. Look for a solution that will establish inner peace and happiness for everyone. Do not look for revenge… simply let go of feelings with one simple bright solution.

6. Do Not Hold Grudges, Follow Self-Forgiveness

follow Self-forgiveness

Another best way to establish inner peace and let go of anger is to do not hold any negative feelings for each other. To learn how to let go of grudges, you can practice self-forgiveness which means forgiving yourself or the other person in order to have a peaceful mind and state.

7. Own Your Anger

Before anger takes over your mind and body, you really need to learn to let go of anger. To learn this, you need to learn to acknowledge your actions and words. You need to control your anger by acknowledging the actions and do not repeat those again.

8. Talk to Someone About It

Talk to someone

Communication is also one of the best keys to let go of anger and resentment. Talk to someone close with you like a family member, partner, or your best friend about it. Sometimes, sharing your feelings also works as a therapy.

9. Be friends With Positive Affirmations

Reading positive affirmations every day brings positivity in life. Therefore, take out some time from your busy schedule and read the positive affirmation. Additionally, do not only read positive affirmations but also try to adapt them in your everyday life.

10. Maintain a Journal or Create Your Own Cozy Space

create your own cozy space

Maintaining a journal and gratitude diary is again the best thing to do. Or also, you can try maintaining a mood-o-meter. Watch how to maintain a mood-o-meter:

I hope this blog help you to control your anger and feelings of resentment. Comment down and let us know which way you are going to use to control your anger. Additionally, to watch more videos like “Mood-o-meter”, follow our YouTube channel.

Thanks for reading!

About The Author

Aayushi Kapoor
Aayushi Kapoor

Aayushi is a Content Creator at Calm Sage. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Her constant interest in the improvement of mental health, nutrition, and overall wellness embarked upon her career as a “full-time educational writer.” She likes to make an asynchronous connection with her readers. Her mantra for living life is "What you seek is seeking you".


  1. Aayushi Kapoor
    Aayushi Kapoor

    Thank you so much for your kind words... keep reading!

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