How to transform your anger
Anger is energy which explains why your skin becomes hot when a sudden rush of intense feelings happen. The real question is what can you do and why should you be concerned.
We get angry when feeling threatened as part of our psychological fight or flight response. It results when a threat is felt from someone. If another driver cuts you off in traffic you might feel like your safety is at stake on a basic emotional level. This triggers an angry reaction. There actually may be no real threat, but it “feels” like a possible behavior which could cause bodily harm or damage to our car if an accident were to have taken place. Was there an actual threat? Rarely.
The real risk is develop a habit of reacting in anger over and over throughout the day in dozens of little situations. As a result our nervous system because habitually reactive with a shot of adrenaline. As we age this become addictive. We almost crave risky situations which cause angry, upset and irritable situations.
Are there significant mental, emotional and physical health risks as a result of reactive anger? You bet there are.
Be mindful in watching your mind to see how often you react in anger. Notice how it makes you feel after a day of stressful reactions.