Is an anger problem ruining your life?
Do you often find that your anger causes problems in your life? It may be difficult to control at work, or manage at home. We find that some clients find it ruins relationships. For some they are aware of their rising temper for some clients its instant, feeling like they have no control.
Here are some symptoms of anger
Anger can cause many different symptoms. It might affect how you feel physically or mentally, or how you behave.
Some people become aggressive towards others when they’re angry. Other people hide their anger and may take it out on themselves.
It’s not always easy to recognise when anger is the reason why you’re behaving differently.
- faster heartbeat
- tense muscles
- clenching your fists
- tightness in your chest
- feeling hot
- feeling tense or nervous
- being unable to relax
- being easily irritated
- feeling humiliated
- resenting other people
Changes in behaviour
- ignoring people or sulking
- starting fights
- breaking things
Things you can try to help with anger
try to recognise when you start to feel angry so you can take steps to calm down as early as possible
give yourself time to think before reacting – try counting to 10 and doing breathing exercises
talk to people about what’s making you angry – speak to someone who is not connected to the situation, such as a friend, a GP or contact us to arrange an appointment.
exercise – activities such as running, walking, swimming and yoga can help you relax and reduce stress
do not try to do everything at once; set small targets you can easily achieve
do not focus on things you cannot change. Focus your time and energy on helping yourself feel better
try not to tell yourself that you’re alone – most people feel angry sometimes and support is available
try not to use alcohol, cigarettes, gambling or drugs to relieve anger – these can all contribute to poor mental health
If you really want to change then we can help you control your anger and create a more balanced life for you and others around you. Contact us now to arrange an appointment to see how you can implement change.