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5 Tips on How to deal with anger issues

We have made available five (5) tips on how to deal with anger issues. When someone cuts you off in traffic, do you become angry? When your child refuses to cooperate, does your blood pressure spike? It’s normal and even healthy to feel angry. But it’s crucial to approach it in a constructive manner. Uncontrolled rage can harm your relationships and your health. Sometimes, unrelenting rage might be a sign of a mental illness.

Ogle notes that rage can frequently be related to the following disorders: anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and substance use disorders. While difficulties with emotional control can be a symptom of many different conditions.

What is Anger?

Anger is a feeling that is characterised by hostility against someone or something that you believe has intentionally wronged you.

Anger has its benefits. For instance, it may provide you with a means of expressing unfavourable emotions or inspire you to seek for answers to issues.

However, uncontrolled anger can lead to issues. Anger impairs your physical and mental health because it raises blood pressure and causes other physical changes that impair your ability to think clearly.

What happens to a person in rage?

Although it was once thought to be advantageous to vent anger, it is now obvious that the risks outweigh any slight advantages that could be obtained through these negative attitudes. People who are prone to becoming angry typically encounter the following circumstances compared to those who have peaceful habits:

  • They have four times more propensity to suffer coronary disease.
  • They run greater risks of dying young.
  • They experience guilt after explosive attitudes.
  • Their relatives and friends avoid them because of their hot temper.
  • They have more conflict in their marital relationship.
  • They are more prone to using harmful substances such as cigarettes, alcohol, other drugs, etc.

Are you ready to regulate your anger? Start by taking into account these 5 anger control suggestions.

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1. Self monitoring

Spot early warning signs of anger, to nip it in the bud before it escalates. For example, you might notice that your voice begins to change, or that you frown or your muscles tense, when you’re beginning to grow angry, or you may think of someone’s actions as unjust or in violation of a personal. (“How dare she say that to me!”)

2. Cognitive distancing

Remind yourself that the events themselves don’t make you angry , but rather your judgement about them cause the passion. (“I notice that I am telling myself how dare she say that,’ and it’s that way of looking at things that’s causing me to feel angry.”)

3. Postponement

Wait until your feelings of anger have naturally abated before you decide how to respond the situation. Take a breath, walk away, and come back to it a few hours later. If you still feel like you need to do something, the calmly decide upon the best response; otherwise, just let it go and forget about it.

4. Modeling virtue

Ask yourself what a wise person such as Socrates or Zeno would do. What virtues might help you to respond wisely? In your case, it might easier to think of a role model you’re more familiar with, like Marcus Aurelius or someone you’ve encountered in your own life. (“A wiser person would try to sympathize, put themselves in her shoes, and then exercise patience when they’re responding…)

5. Functional Analysis

Picture the consequences do following anger versus following reason and exercising virtues such as moderation. (“If I let my anger guide me then I will probably just yell at her and get into another argument, and things will get a lot worse over time until we’re not speaking anymore. If I wait until I’ve calmed down and then try to listen patiently, though, it might be difficult at first but it will probably start to work better with practice, and once she’s calmed down maybe she’ll begin listen to my perspective.”)

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