Dealing with the Anger and Stress You Encounter In Your Life Everyday
Humans are complex beings, and we all feel and deal with emotions in different ways. Stress and anger are two of the more common emotions that we encounter that can negatively impact our lives, so it is important that we learn how to deal with these two emotions properly. While we will encounter situations and people everyday that may make us angry, we have to learn how to deal with it, in a harmless and proper way. We have to realize that the actions we take when we are stressed or angry could not only result in injury to ourselves, but to someone else as well.
When we become angry or stressed, our bodies release adrenaline and Epinephrine into our systems, which speeds up the rhythm of pulse and respirations, which in turn slows down other bodily functions, such as the work of the digestive system and the brain. Over time, these effects can do major damage to your body, even leading to impaired mental acuity, which could cause problems in our everyday lives. You could develop digestive problems, such as ulcers, and your immune system could be severely weakened, making you more prone to get sick or succumb to disease.
Anger and stress typically go hand in hand, which is why so many therapists and physicians treat both problems at the same time. There are ways that you can learn to handle these emotions on your own, without medical intervention, but you must do so now, before any further damage is done to your body.
One thing that you can do is learn to be optimistic, and no matter what happens in your life, or how bad it may seem at the time, try to keep a happy attitude. Yes, I know that is easier said than done, but if you make a conscious effort to be happy, you can pull it off.
Try to learn to have more patience, particularly in annoying situations. If getting behind a slower vehicle in traffic makes you want to explode, try to breathe through those feelings of impatience, and focus on something else instead. Finding something to take your mind off of emotions or situations that cause negative feelings is a great way to handle them. Many people do this with breathing exercises, physical exercise, such as yoga, keeping a journal, reading, playing video games, etc. You have to find your outlet, and use it. Don’t let those feelings build up until you feel as though you can’t handle them anymore. Combine that with the techniques you have learned to handle and eliminate stress and anger in the first place, and you should be a much happier, healthier person!