Most of us have become angry at one point or another. It may be that after a challenging day our patience wears thin and the smallest thing makes us angry. It is quite normal to become unhappy and angry sometimes. However, because anger is an emotion there is a very wide range of levels of anger. For some individuals it may take a lot to get angry, with others the ‘fuse’ may be a short one.
We all need help with anger from time to time, and it is no shame admitting that fact. Normal human emotions include anger. When it goes out of control it creates mayhem and things get said or done that shouldn't have been.
When signals are sent to the brain to arouse anger, signals are also sent to other parts of the body. The heart rate may increase, hands may shake or tremble and increased blood flow to the face may cause it to become red. Scientists are still investigating the link between anger and impulsivity – the angrier we become, the more likely we are to be irrational and impulsive. In short, when we‘re angry, we may act without thinking!
The natural way
In today’s modern world, it may take a lot to resist the urge to get angry. However, there is a lot that can be done naturally for anger control. Here's a great technique to try: when you begin to feel flustered, take a deep breath and count to ten. Dealing with frustrations and outbursts this way may sound juvenile, but as you count in your head, try to picture the rational way to handle things (it may minimize the damage you may do while angry).
Try to picture an oasis of calm, however hard this may be! It is not a good idea to vent anger, as this may become a habit that fuels the cycle. Instead, try to take up an energetic sport that requires concentration, (preferably not a contact sport), such as racket-ball or rock climbing. Exercise is a great way to relax and work off some steam for healthy anger management.
Natural remedies can also help to support calmed demeanor and balanced emotions. In fact, natural remedies have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to support the healthy functioning of the brain and nervous system.