It is easy to feel angry these days. With all that is happening in the world – from the pandemic to riots to economic hardships, not to mention personal experiences – even mild-mannered individuals may find themselves having to face angry emotions to a degree they never had to before. Normal it may be, what you have to be careful of is the situation when you allow anger to dictate your actions.[Read more…] about Don’t Let Anger Dictate Your Actions
Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) may not be as widely known as obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, and bipolar disorder, but it is just as destructive – to other people and yourself, properties, relationships, careers and studies. Today, about 16 million Americans, or 7% of the adult population, experience IED at some point in their lives.
Chronic anger is that feeling of persistent animosity that prevails beyond the normally accepted emotional span. It is hostility that lingers in your heart and mind, and like a gangrenous ulcer, it eats away at your core and destroys your physical and psychological well-being. [Read more…] about Chronic Anger: Its Consequences and How to Manage It
Are you the type of person who hates dealing with conflict? If you are, each and every confrontation is something to be avoided at all costs, but while this might seem like the right option in the heat of the moment, it can actually have lasting damaging effects on you.
Amongst the negative impacts that hiding away from conflict can have is that the resentment that builds up in you increases the amygdala activity in your brain, which puts you in a constant state of fight or flight. It can also lead to brain shrinkage and has been linked with depression, all of which is surely worse than facing up to necessary confrontations.
So instead of letting issues fester, you need to get better at dealing with conflict when it arises, and here are some tips. [Read more…] about How to Get Better at Dealing with Conflict
Some people thrive in the middle of conflict and are able to keep a rational mind in spite of heightened negative senses. Others totally lose it.
As for me, I avoid conflict as much as I can. I am unconfrontational, which can be bad in the sense that, when I find myself in the middle of an argument, I can surprise myself with the seemingly uncontrollable fury I feel.
I’m sure I am not alone in this and that it is something that we should address. Otherwise, in our anger, we might do and/or say things we will regret.
Fortunately, all is not lost. In spite of how intense anger can be, we still regain control. In this post, we will take a look at how to calm your mind in the middle of a confrontation. It sounds difficult – impossible even – but it can be done. [Read more…] about How to Calm Your Mind in the Midst of Conflict
Being angry is a normal thing – it happens to all of us. However, we also know that it is a dangerous emotion. Left uncontrolled, anger can ruin you – and the people around you.
Lately, I’ve been having this feeling of anger stirring beneath the surface. I have no idea why, but it feels like it’s just waiting to get out. It’s scary, but I believe it’s nothing that can’t be dealt with properly. Part of what I have been doing is reading, doing yoga (more than usual), and consciously breathing to calm down.
I’ve also written down some quick quotes that serve as reminders to keep me in check.
Here are some of those. I hope they help you, too.
Quotes About Anger
1. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – Buddha
2. Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. – Ambrose Bierce
3. Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. – Mark Twain
4. A man can’t eat anger for breakfast and sleep with it at night and not suffer damage to his soul. – Garrison Keillor
5. Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry. – Henry Ward Beecher
6. There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot. – Plato
7. When anger rises, think of the consequences. – Confucius
What do you do when you feel angry? Do reading and leaving notes/quotes for yourself as reminders help?