Controlling our emotions and anger plays a crucial role in keeping our health and wellness in check, but far too often do we hear the advice of keeping it to yourself. And sure, in some cases, this advice does turn out to be the best course of action, but just because it works doesn’t mean it should always be the default answer. (Image Credit: Jcomp/Freepik)
Especially when dealing with anger, bottling it up inside will only cause you tremendous stress in the long-run. And, over time, the idea of keeping it to yourself will lead to emotional exhaustion, which can be a precursor to more severe health issues like chronic fatigue and depression.
So to avoid all that, let’s learn some simple yet effective methods of expressing your anger:
#1 Don’t Wait It Out
Number one, instead of waiting it out, it’s much better for you to express your angry thoughts right away. Keeping intense emotions and feelings locked up inside will only cause them to escalate, and when you can’t keep them in any longer, you’ll be like a time-bomb just waiting to explode.
Of course, when expressing yourself, please avoid having an outburst as this will only have the opposite effect and make the other party angrier. So take deep breaths before you say anything, collect your thoughts, and do your best to come off as understanding rather than plain angry as calmly as possible.
#2 Write It Down
Number two, try focusing your thoughts on one thing alone, such as expressing all your anger through writing. When you write it down, you can get everything that’s bothering you off your shoulders and onto a piece of paper. Plus, you have all the freedom to say anything you want and everything that comes to your mind.
As a result, expressing your anger through writing gives you an output to reflect upon. It turns your angry thoughts into something tangible You can then read it and process through everything you wrote down, which can help shed light on how you can take positive action to resolve your emotions. Of course, writing is but one technique, so make sure to experiment, which works best for you.
#3 Try Exercise
Lastly, one of the best methods of expressing your anger is engaging in some rigorous exercise, physical activity, and workouts. It redirects all that pent-up energy and intense emotions and gives you an appropriate venue to blow out all the steam puffing from inside.
Rigorous exercise wears you out, uses up all your energy, and reduces blood pressure caused by excessive anger. It will help clear your mind and erase any negative thoughts that cloud your thinking. Plus, we can’t also overlook the fact that you get healthier in the process.
But Don’t Be Angry All The Time
As a key takeaway, please don’t use the benefits of expressing your anger as an excuse to always be angry. Being angry all the time won’t do you any good and puts you at an increased risk of heart attacks, chest pain, and even strokes.
Understand there is always an appropriate time and place for everything, and don’t let your emotions control you. Never forget to be true to yourself, and we promise you’ll be okay.