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Useful Tips to Control Anger and Lead a Cool Life

By Cody Subscribe to RSS | February 14th 2012 | Views:

nger is one of the unhealthiest emotions of human beings. Anger is harmful for the body and mind and of course to the relationships. In extreme cases, anger may lead to the end of the relationship as we see the reason for a majority of the break-ups today.

Anger brings physiological and biological changes in the behavior of a person instantly. As soon as the person gets angry, there will be a sudden increase in the heart-beat rate, heating up of the blood vessels, while the hormones in the body would get stimulated and the adrenaline would start gushing. The reason for the anger may be influenced by external and internal factors. If you get stuck in traffic jam while you are already late to work, every second you wait makes you furious, doesn’t it? Anger can also be caused due to personal issues like repeated failures, excessive worry etc. Sometimes, the thought of past forgettable events in life may also cause a person to see red (become angry). According to Charles Spielberger, a renowned psychologist who specializes in the study of anger, it is "an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage”.

Though anger is not essentially an emotion to feel proud about, in certain instances, it has got its positives too. For example, if a person gets angry when poked or attacked by others, he/she suddenly erupts in anger and tries to give back. This type of anger makes one protect him or her from danger. So, a bit of anger is needed in life but expressing it largely depends on the situation and the person or people involved. A traditional way to get rid of anger is to take a deep breath and slowly count from one to ten. This will bring down the pace of the breath and control the temper of the person to some extent. The main purpose of this exercise is to avoid taking decisions when you are in anger. It is a fact that any decision taken in anger will only be the wrong one! And it will get you into a world of trouble too!

Though controlling anger through calming activities is beneficial, even active physical activities can bring down your temper. If you get angry especially with your loved ones, better leave the place immediately and try to indulge yourself in physical activities that you like the most. You may turn on your TV and enjoy the interesting line-up of channels offered by any of the popular services such as Dish hd. Or even activities like walking or jogging would help energize the brain cells that are responsible for the happy feel of the person. After calming down a bit, you have two ways to proceed. Either you can take your mind off the issue and indulge in some other activity or you can think of the possible solutions of resolving the issue. A relationship spoiled by anger could be intolerable. It is obvious that in addition to the anger, your ego might also play the spoilsport in your relationship. So, if you are entangled in a quarrel or dispute with your loved ones put aside your ego for good and be the first person to apologize. A simple sorry said then and there will put off the flame immediately!

It is always good to have a take-it-easy approach to life. Don’t take things too seriously; this could lead to a lot of problems in relationships. Instead, a wonderful thing is do is to tackle the issue with a smile. A bit of humor helps to get rid of the tension. Deep breathing exercises can be helpful in bringing down the temper. It is one of the most effective yogic ways to ward off stress and anger. If you feel that your anger is completely out of control and spoiling your mood, then it is best to go for counseling.

Cody - About Author:
Cody is a freelance writer and an active blogger. He writes on all categories including entertainment, technology, environment, and self improvement. He spends his leisure at home enjoying the interesting line-up of programs availed by Dish hd

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