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Dealing with Anger

  • Physically

    High levels of stress and long exposures to things that frustrate you can absolutely be bad for your health. Anger makes you more susceptible to high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, weak immune system, insomnia, diabetes, and even heart failure. 

  • Mentally

    When you get mad, you use up huge amounts of mental energy. This clouds your thinking, diverts your focus, and leads you to do things that you may regret afterwards. Intense and constant anger can also lead to stress and depression. Some even develop certain mental health problems. 

  • Professionally

    Anger can even hurt your career. In your workplace, criticism can be healthy. There are things such as constructive criticism and creative differences which may spark a few heated debates. You should be able to have long tolerance for these things because they are necessary to produce the best results at work. When you let your anger go out of control, you lash out and alienate your colleagues and superiors and this might make them lose their respect for you. 

  • Socially

    One of the most devastating effects anger can do to you is creating gaps between your relationships to other people. Misunderstandings are inevitable in any relationship you have and if you let your anger get the best of you during these times, you might do something that can hurt the people you love and care about. Explosive anger is something that can cause emotional scars to people, most especially to children. 

Generally, most people have trouble dealing with their anger. This is the reason why a strategic administration called Anger Management was created. It aims to tame a person’s temper outrage by getting to the core of his or her anger, understanding the dynamics of their anger, and designing methods to address their anger. Anger management summarizes these tips as the very backbone of its ‘therapy’.

  • Understand the reason for your anger and where your temper is coming from.

  • Know the signs that manifest when you are starting to get angry.

  • Determine the things that can help you cool down.

  • Look for things where you can divert your anger in a healthy way.