The other way, and maybe it is smarter, is to become a witness immediately as you start. For this to happen you need to be in a higher vibration than the anger. The higher you get, the easier it is for the anger to just dissipate and go away. Being in a higher state also makes it possible to dissolve the reasons for the anger; what lies under it, the thought patterns that create it. Higher state than thought is ideal. This happens if we insist that everything that we do is for art’s sake and what we care about is making every step in the art-making in the service of creating beauty. Tuning in to our personal sense of beauty, as we make the art, brings us into a higher vibration than thoughts. If we vibrate in the energy of beauty, everything that is not beauty or vibrates in a lower vibration than beauty cannot be attracted to us, so it leaves. It leaves in the mysterious way that the universe responds to everything that we do. We experience it as fading out. What happened to the anger, we can ask? And the answer will be: It is not here any more.
Now, did this solve all the possible problems with anger that I may have from now on?
The answer is no but yes.
No, because this resolved only this specific anger that you have experienced and did this exercise with. Another anger will most probably arise in the future, because you (and almost all of us) have habituated yourself with being angry as a way to respond to some circumstances. So the groove, so to speak, still exists and when the circumstances will provoke it, anger will arise. But now you know of a way to make the anger disappear and you can do it again. This is the “yes”. The “yes” is a practice to repeat. If you do, it will become easier and easier. The anger that will arise will start to be hesitant. It will know, as it arises, that it does not stand a chance to remain. And eventually you will have accumulated a lot of experience in resolving that issue that provoked the anger in other ways, and this will be the new groove.
Another huge benefit for you is that you have learned the principle of healing, which works on everything. Are you sad? Perplexed? Disappointed? Envious? Go to a higher vibration and witness whatever it is that stands in the way of your happiness. All of these emotional states have their roots in the thinking processes of the subconscious. Following your sense of beauty is a higher/deeper state. Go deeper and watch how these states of unhappiness disappear.