I don’t know anyone who doesn’t get angry. And what’s wrong with getting angry? After all, anger is one of our basic human emotions, like sadness and happiness.
Let me begin by saying that anger has a purpose. It triggers what scientists call the fight response which in turn motivates us to take action. And sometimes fighting – defending or advocating for ourselves – is what we need to do.
However, what to do with those angry feelings isn’t always so clear.
Anger may be temporary, we work through it or it passes on its own. Angry feelings may also stick around. You’ve probably met people who seem to always be mad about something.
I often connect with other members who post about how angry they are. They describe what’s making them feel that way. Trying to cope with being diagnosed. Complications from their treatment regimen. Having to follow diets or make other unwanted changes in their routines. Conflict with family members.
The situations we encounter in life have a way of reminding us that life isn’t always fair, that it doesn’t always go the way we want it to go, or the way we think we deserve. Nobody knows that better than someone who is living with a chronic condition. And during a rough patch, you may have times when you find yourself walking around “primed” to get angry at just about any curve ball that seems headed in your direction.
What can you do with all of those angry feelings?
Getting mad is human, while sitting with all that anger can have a negative effect on your wellness. Who needs that?
I wrote an article recently on dealing with anger. Here is a link:
What about you? How do you deal with those angry moments? Need some ideas?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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