You know the feeling when some schmuck cuts you off on the freeway? Or when you spend hours on a hotline and no one seems to be capable of helping you? You could freak out. You could scream. Maybe a vein pops out on your forehead! It happens to everyone, but did you know that your anger is affecting your physical health?
Anger is inevitable. You just can’t stop it. Even the world’s most sedate person has uttered a few choice words in traffic! But does that curse fest make you feel better? Will punching a wall calm you down? The answer is NO!
Recent studies show that anger reactions are harmful to your physical health. A Yale University study found that people with anger management issues tend to get sick more often. Their anger weakens their immune system!
Well, we’re here are 5 simple steps to manage that anger. All you need is a journal, a little time, and a bit of self-awareness.
When something pisses you off, don’t scream or lay on the horn. Take deep breaths. Spend two to three minutes deep breathing, in through your nose, out through your mouth. Imagine inhaling calm blue air and exhaling the red toxic air of your anger.
Unclench your fists. Make a conscious effort to loosen those shoulders and slump. Good posture is awesome, but for now, let those muscles unwind. I promise it’ll help.
Once you’re relaxed and breathing deeply, grab your journal. When you get a chance, write down exactly what made you angry. If it’s a road rage thing, please pull over!
It’s important to put your anger into context. Think about it. Are you going to be angry tomorrow? Yeah, probably. What about a week from now? A month? A year? I don’t think so. By examining your anger in this way, you can displace yourself from it. You’ll be able to process it without letting it take over your life.
Have a walk around the block, go on a gentle 5 min run or find any other way to move your body. This increases blood circulation, gets you breathing deeply, elevates the level of happy brain chemicals in your body and helps to shift your mood.
You need to find a healthy way to process your anger or else you could run into some health problems. Remember: Relax. Breathe evenly. Work through your anger by writing it down. Contextualize it. We can’t promise you won’t get angry ever again, but hopefully, we’ve shown you a much better way to deal with it.
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