“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” — Dale Carnegie
Stress and anger are normal psychological and physical reaction to the overwhelming demands of life. However, when you’re overwhelmed too often it may start interfering with your normal day-to-day activities. At such a juncture, you and those around you may feel the heat of your stress and anger.
How to deal with stress & anger
- Discover the reasons.
- Look for ways to cut off stress and anger from your life.
- Build healthy lifestyle to avoid being impulsive.
Stress & anger – The primary signs and symptoms
- Frequent aggressive outbursts.
- Cold or sweaty hands and feet.
- Brain fog.
- Heartburn, stomach pain, or nausea at regular intervals.
- Panic attacks.
- Constant sleepiness
- Insomnia (sleeplessness).
- Lack of concentration.
- Social isolation.
- Constant fatigue & tiredness.
- Abrupt weight gain or loss.
- Abusive behavior.
- Extreme sensitivity.
Stress & Anger Management Tips
- Uncover the hidden cause of your stress and anger. Look for advantages and disadvantages whatever you do, and take action accordingly.
- Learn to let go of things beyond your control. Make sure your response is positive and constructive.
- When in a bad mood, overpower your anger and put your best foot forward. It’s nice to share your thoughts, views, and feelings, but avoid being critical, dominating, and rude.
- Try out different forms of relaxation techniques. Get a gym membership, practice yoga or simply meditate at home. Help yourself vent out your negative thoughts and feelings to clear your mind of the clutter.
- Develop healthy eating habits. Consult a nutritionist or dietitian, if needed.
- Ask for help from your trusted colleague, friends, and relatives. Don’t be shy. Remember seeking help is a sign of strength and not weakness.
Jot down all your negative thoughts in a book. It’ll help you to identify your sources of stress and anger. Rather, it’ll provide you with a positive view of the situation that triggers you to behave badly. To keep your stress and anger under control is a tough challenge. But, when you accept that you have a problem and you need to resolve it, you can surely come out as the winner.
Finally, never let others hold your life into ransom. Always keep these golden rule of happiness in mind: “Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.”