12
Dec

THE EFFECTS OF ANGER

We are humans, and we are bound to experience anger. However, how we manage our anger matters a lot. It is necessary we display this emotion, but it is also equally important that we know how to control it, no matter how furious we may be.

Anger becomes a mentally unhealthy emotion when a person displays a pattern of regular anger in situations which are not necessary. Anger management could be difficult for some people, and it has the capacity to affect their reputation and relationships.

One of the effects of anger is, it makes you antisocial. Anger push people away from you. These people are aware of your anger, and they would try to avoid you at all costs.

So, when you do not have people around you, it would be difficult for you to make friends. If the person happens to be a friendly individual, anger has the capacity to scare them away because of emotional violence.

Anger also makes someone dysfunctional. Anger problems are not mentally healthy, they make a person unable to cope with the demands which comes with the society.

Angry people are known for keeping other people at arm’s length, because they are not used to keeping good relationships.

These people find it difficult to make it in life because they have a dysfunctional personality. It is very hard for them to handle leadership roles, because they are not patient, and they are usually very choleric.

In addition to this, anger affects your physical and mental health. It is a very stressful emotion, which induces the release of cortisol, which is known as the stress hormone. Thus making the rate of your heart to speed up, and your stomach experiences some form of discomfort.

People who are usually angry need to see a mental health counselor, who would help them control their emotions effectively. Someone who is very angry can take a life, so it is important that they see a therapist who would provide the necessary help for them.

11
Jun

EFFECTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT TIPS

It is essential that we find ways of trying to step down our stress levels, so that it would not adversely affect our health. When it comes to managing stress, a good number of people are usually at a loss as to how to go about it.

People think only sleeping is effective for reducing stress. It would interest you to know that, sleeping it not the only effective stress management tip.

Below are some stress management tips which are beneficial:

  • Keep away from Nicotine, Caffeine and Alcohol: If you are someone who likes taking any of the aforementioned substances, it is essential to note that, they are known to alleviate stress levels. Hence, to keep your stress level on a low key, it is important to avoid those substances.
  • Take part in physical activities: During stressful situations, the stress hormones level increases in the body. However, physical activities help in metabolizing the extra stress hormones which have accrued in the body. After this process, it ensures that your body is in a calm and relaxed state.

During moments when you are stressed, it is important to go for a quick walk, in order to get some fresh air. On a daily basis, you can fix some physical activities, and you would even discover that the quality of your sleep would improve.

  • Try to sleep more: This is the only option which people feel helps in reducing stress. When sleep is not sufficient, it has the capacity to induce stress. Even times when we manage to sleep, stress interrupts it, because our heads would be filled with thoughts, making it difficult for us to sleep.
  • Proper time management: You should know what your typical day looks like, and make efforts to ensure that there is an allotted time for each task. Always put into consideration the fact that, there is a need for each time to match with a particular task; there should be no room for an overlap.

Once the above factors are put into consideration, you would discover that stress would not be an issue for you, as you would be able to effectively manage it.

30
Sep

How Stress Affects Your Life

stressful lifeStress is the root cause of or a contributor to a number of problems in people. Every year, more and more physical and mental health problems are linked to stress, and it is often referred to as a silent killer. Everyone experiences stress on some level, and many people profess that you can make stress work for you with practice, but there are individuals whose lives are consumed by stress. People who cannot manage stress become its victim and the consequences are not pretty. It is very important to learn to manage stress to ward off its devastating effects.

The physical affects of stress are known by most adults. When the workload gets heavy or the expectations start to stack up, the pressure builds and soon you find yourself wringing your hands and clenching your teeth. At first, the stress seems to be emotional and internal. But when it begins to last too long, you notice a headache coming on, or a stomach ache or perhaps cold symptoms. Stress can cause or contribute to a number of physical ailments, such as ulcers, acne, cancer, autoimmune disorders, infections and much more. Stress has been found to weaken the immune system and disturb sleep patterns.

Extended or chronic stress is also extremely hard on a person’s mental health. The toll that stress takes on a person’s thought and behavioral patterns is immense. Stress gives a person feelings of anxiety, inadequacy, failure, exhaustion, tension and confusion. It makes them less productive and less accurate. Living under these conditions begins to mess with a person’s head. They begin to realistically ask themselves questions such as “Will this stress ever end?” and “Am I capable at all?” and “What is wrong with me?” Stress can come from within a person or from without, but all forms of stress are detrimental when they are extended and immersive.

30
Sep

How Anger Affects Your Life

angry lifeAnger is a destructive emotion to those who possess it. Anger is a necessary emotion to some degree, and we all have to feel it and process it in order to come out on top of it. But where it becomes mentally unhealthy is when a person develops a pattern of frequent anger in situations that do not warrant it. An anger management problem can become the bain of a person’s existence and can slowly unravel their lives, damaging their relationships, their vocations and their reputation. Some of the ways anger problems damage your life are as follows:

  • Anger makes you antisocial. Anger problems are not a becoming trait on anyone, and they push people away. A person’s anger problems are stressful to have to deal with and most people choose not to, preferring to avoid the angry person. Anger and antisocial behavior often go together because the angry person sets a lifelong pattern of driving people away. They may initially attract friends, but ultimately they scare them away with their emotional violence.
  • Anger makes you dysfunctional. Because anger problems are not mentally healthy, they make a person dysfunctional and unable to cooperate with society. Angry people often keep others at an arm’s length because dysfunctional relationships are their pattern. They often cannot go very far in life because of their dysfunctional personality. They are passed over for promotions and leadership roles because of their tendency to lash out. They cannot manage a heavy task load because stress aggravates their anger issues.
  • Anger harms your mental and physical health. Above all else, anger is simply not good for you, mentally or physically. Anger is a very stressful emotion to your brain and body, releasing the stress chemical cortisol, making your heart rate speed up and your stomach twist into knots. Living in this state frequently wears the body down and overworks the mental faculties.

7
Oct

How to Manage Stress

managing stressStress is something everyone lives with to a degree. Some people have high levels of stress while others have low levels. The amount of stress that you personally entertain has a lot to do with your mental health and your personality. However, if your stress levels reach beyond what is mentally healthy, you have a responsibility to help yourself manage them. People can be prone to high stress for a number of reasons, internal and external, but it is necessary for people to recognize this trend in their lives and correct it before it does damage to themselves and to the people they are close to. A stressful personality is draining to everyone it effects and warrants immediate attention.
There are two primary ways of treating stress and anger problems. One of them is the cognitive behavioral side of stress management. This may involve personal reflection and implementing new mental health practices that you invent or that you read about, or it may involve help from a second party in the form of counseling or other types of relational support. This refers to thinking critically about your negative thought patterns, reevaluating them to set yourself up for healthier thought patterns and then working on yourself in order to execute them.
Once you have created a mental health plan for yourself, a part of executing it is determining the causes of stress in your life and eliminating them. Some elements of your life that create stress are actually toxic. such as an abusive significant other or a hostile work environment. It is mentally healthy to eliminate these elements completely. Other elements in your life that stress you out may be areas that you need to work on yourself in order to change. It could be that a time management problem you have is making your job stressful, or a problem with personal irresponsibility is making your relationship stressful. Sometimes it is merely a performance anxiety complex you have that induces your stress. These areas are things you are personally responsible for eliminating to achieve better mental health.
And lastly, filling your life with things that make you happy and feel purposeful are essential to stress management. Some of these things will be purely for fun, such as time to watch movies, some will be for health, such as a regular yoga practice, and some will invigorate you by being more challenging, such as training for a sports competition. All of these efforts create balance and mental health, which control stress.