How many times have you become angry? How often have you taken wrong decisions in situations like that? Dudu’s obvious that you have faced such incidents on numerous occasions. So, we’ll talk about anger and the things we can do to manage anger, from this article.
Anger management is something that you have to practice in order to spend your day-to-day life cheerfully. Dudu has also written a separate article series about the things you need and the stuff you can do to be happy. So don’t forget to check those out too.
What is Anger?
Actually, anger is an ordinary and healthy emotion. It helps you respond to ill-affected or menacing situations. If you have felt sad, lonely, or scared, such feelings also can influence on your anger. But there are instances in which a person can experience annoyance even without such influences.
Most of the time, we consider anger as a negative feeling. But sometimes even that can be positive. Positive anger might lead you to appear on behalf of someone. It may also drive you to revolutionize the society.
However, if you are unable to control your anger, it may become unfavorable for you. We’ll talk more about that later on.
Perhaps, you might be a person who gets angry constantly or rarely. Anger has a massive impact on people who rarely get angry rather than the ones who regularly get heated. Studies have revealed that it’s very hard for rarely-getting-angry people to control their anger.
What are the harmful effects of anger?
If you failed to control anger, how would that affect you? It may bring you harmful effects physically, socially, and also money-wise, mainly because of the wrong decisions you take.
When you’re angry, stress hormones like Adrenaline, Noradrenaline, and Cortisol are secreted inside your body. As a result, the heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and respiration rate can be increased. That would lead you to be bewildered, which causes a breakdown in sense. Because of the decisions you make when you’re angry, harmful things like this could happen.
- Your loved ones will be distressed
- You’ll be alienated from them
- Things you expected won’t happen
- Satisfaction won’t be at hand even though anger is released
- You’ll have to face financial problems
Some of the bodily difficulties that can be happened due to anger are listed as follows,
- Spinal pain
- High blood pressure
- Lack of sleep
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Dermatological problems
- Heart failure
- Reduced pain threshold
- Weak immunity
It will cause many problems mentally too. A few are listed here,
- Depression and moodiness
- Loss of appetite
- Thinking about using drugs or alcohol
- Self-harming and suicidal thoughts
- Lack of self-esteem
How can we manage anger?
Now you may have had an idea about the adverse effects of being angry. We can prevent those by controlling anger. So, how can we do that?
If you’re someone who rarely gets angry, this will be a somewhat tricky task, because such a wave of anger can be harmful and also hard to control at once.
No matter how frequently or rarely you get livid, just follow these steps to manage it when you experience anger.
- Identify the signs when you’re close to being angry
- Take time to consider the fact that caused your anger
- Try to do stuff that helps you minimize anger
Not being angry at all can’t be defined as anger management, because it is not so practical. You just have to identify and express your anger in a more effective way.
What are the characteristics of an angry person?
Usually, when someone is angry, it is very important to have an idea about that particular person’s feelings and behavior. It helps us identify anger when we have to face such an instance. Also, it can be helpful when dealing with an enraged person.
People tend to feel like this when their anger gradually increases.
- Desire to escape the situation
- Sadness or depression
- Desire to lash out verbally or physically
Also, there will be physical indications we can identify externally.
- Rubbing the face by hand
- Clenching fists
- Grinding teeth
- Blaming ruthlessly or sarcastically
- Losing sense of humor
- Attempting to use drugs or alcohol
- Screaming or crying
- Unrest and acting in an abnormal speed
- Tapping feet together
There can be conditions like these too.
- Increased heart rate
- Fast inhalation and exhalation
- Trembling of hands, lips, and jaws
- Numbness behind neck
Identifying these characteristics can be helpful to prevent happening something harmful by an angry person.
How to identify the reason that caused anger?
Impulsive thoughts are not generated involuntarily in the human mind. There should be a reason for that. It may be something just happened or even an earlier incident.
Although we can tolerate anger that happened due to an injustice for some time, we might not be able to do so for a long time. Expressing such a suppressed anger will be more damaging. Thus, the reason behind your anger may be something that happened in the past. Because of that, you’ll find it hard to know the reason at once. Therefore, it’s better to take time in order to find it out. That would be more supportive.
Tip: Seek help from a person who’s very close to you.
What can be done to manage anger?
There are so many ways to manage your anger. For controlling instant outrage, you can follow these.
- Counting from 1-10
- Going for a brisk walk
- Deep breathing
By this means, you’ll be able to bring anger to a minimum level, calming down your mind. Expressing anger after that would be more suitable. Then you’ll be able to convey your ideas in a better way.
Dudu thinks this article would have been helpful to you. Also, don’t forget to add your suggestions to the comment section. Dudu expects to discuss about methods to manage anger from the next article. See you later then!
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