We all get angry and it is normal. Being angry roots from our internal turmoil called – anger.
Anger is normal and is a healthy emotion. Just like any emotion, it tells a message, whether we are experiencing stress or being upset, or going through unjust, or threatening situations, it’s our normal reactions to these situations. While being angry is perfectly normal to feel when you experience upsetting situations, how we deal with it makes or breaks us and anger only becomes problematic on how we express it.
Anger affects our lives in all aspects. Chronic anger that explodes all the time or snowballs out of control can have serious effects on our:
- Physical health. When a person experiences high levels of stress and anger makes us more prone to cardiovascular diseases, weak immune system, diabetes, insomnia, and more.
- Mental health. Consistent Anger could drain our mental energy, it can cloud our thinking, make our concentration poor and get the best in life. If left unchecked it can also lead to chronic stress, depression, and other mental health issues.
- Career & Relationship. Chronic explosive anger makes it harder for other people to trust you, especially if you frequently lash out at them.
If you have a hot or uncontrolled temper, and you may feel like you may not be able to control it but dear one, you have more power and control over your anger than you think. With insights into the real reasons for your anger, you’ll be able to avoid anger hijacking your life.
Anger management is about learning to manage your anger healthily, but it doesn’t mean you must not get angry.
Anger usually tells you something has gone wrong and you are unhappy with the outcome. Life is not always a bed of roses but we can certainly understand and manage our anger better. Let anger be a teacher, not a foe.
In our next article, we will share some tips on how you can effectively control or manage your anger. Till then, take a deep breath…. and stay calm…