“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
Anger is a basic human emotion that is felt by almost everyone. With modern life being so stressful and hurried, chances of this emotion overpowering you during your day are countless.
Health issues, family issues, and work issues are just some of the reasons why people often feel angry in their daily lives. Plenty of people struggle with controlling their anger and often have to face the consequences when this ungainly beast is unleashed.
Though you may feel that being angry is justified in the moment, anger is not an emotion that does you any good.
Here are 5 ways in which anger can affect you negatively:
When you are angry, you may end up saying things to your loved ones or to your colleagues that you wouldn’t have said otherwise.
The words are now out of your mouth and you may end up regretting the same. If repeated often, you will find your work or personal relationships going sour and you might end up losing a lot of important people in your life!
Lowers Your Efficiency
Anger causes you to lose control of your awareness and you struggle with whatever you may be doing at the moment. Needless to say, anger lowers your efficiency and increases the chances of errors creeping into your work.
When you are angry, you will find that neither are you able to concentrate on your work nor are you able to carry out your normal routine with efficiency.Your social interactions deteriorate, and you feel like a fish-out-of-water in your place.
For those who believe that anger only harms the one at whom it is directed, we have news. Rather than harming the other person, anger is more harmful to the one who expresses it and a person with a short temper does more harm to his own being than anyone around him.
Physically, anger can lead to a plethora of problems such as high blood pressure, hypertension, loss of digestion, headaches, cardiac issues and even heart attack.
If you are someone who has been plagued by anger, you might have noticed the stress that it can lead to. On the flip side, you may have noticed a friend or co-worker who never gets angry and always comes across as calm and composed.
Yes, there may be triggers that cause you to get angry but let us tell you that you can choose to let them affect you or not.
A Recipe for Disaster
Anger, especially impulsive anger can lead to drastic circumstances if left uncontrolled. A majority of crimes and accidents that we see happening around us are actually the result of anger that was expressed wrongly in the moment.
For extreme anger, do not hesitate to go for anger management therapy.
Everybody feels anger in their daily lives but there are people who feel it but do not express it. Expressing your anger or not is a lifestyle decision and solely you can decide it. Incorporating deep breathing, yoga, and meditation practice into your daily routine can really help you reduce and control your anger.
“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind and you will enjoy great inner peace.”~Remez Sasson
Have you ever been in a situation when anger overpowered you? Share your experience and how you coped with it, in the comments section.