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EXPRESSING ANGER: BY CHOICE




Anger is a primal emotion deeply ingrained in our evolutionary history. It's a response that has helped humans survive and thrive in challenging environments. When we perceive a threat or injustice, our body's natural reaction is to mobilize resources for action – and anger is one of those powerful resources.


Anger serves as a signal that something isn't right in our environment or within ourselves. It's an internal alarm system, that alerts us to potential dangers or violations of our boundaries. When we feel angry, it's our body's way of saying, "Hey, pay attention! There's a problem here that needs to be addressed."


However, like any powerful force, anger can have both constructive and destructive effects on our minds and lives. When channelled effectively, anger can motivate us to take action, stand up for ourselves, and address injustices. It can fuel our passion for change and inspire us to fight for what we believe in.


When anger is left unchecked, it can mess with our minds. It clouds your judgment, makes you act impulsively, and can really strain your relationships. So, while anger isn't evil per se, it's important to understand its power and learn how to deal with it.


HOW TO DEAL WITH MY ANGER?




The best way to deal with the energy of anger is to release it. When the energy stays inside for too long it starts affecting us on the inside. Anger is not only in our minds but also in our bodies. When we're angry, our body prioritizes the "fight or flight" response. You can notice your muscles tensing up, heart rate increases, breathing becomes rapid, and you can also feel a surge of energy in your arms & legs. Hence it is important to release anger through the body. 


Here are some ways you can do it:

  • Crushing paper: Crushing paper is a great way to physically release tension and frustration. It's like giving your anger a safe outlet without hurting anyone or anything.


  • Punching the air: Punching the air allows you to channel your emotions without causing harm to yourself or others. With each punch, you release the built-up pressure in your body, experiencing a cathartic release of stress and frustration.


  • Ball Squeeze: Holding a stress ball or any soft object tightly in your hands, squeezing and releasing rhythmically can release muscle tension and channel anger into physical movement.


  • Pillow Punching: Take a pillow or cushion and punch it repeatedly to discharge excess energy and frustration, providing a safe outlet for expressing anger without harm.


  • Dance on an upbeat music: Put on your favourite upbeat music and dance. Moving your body helps in releasing pent-up energy. Whereas, dancing also releases endorphins, which can help elevate your mood and dissipate anger.


Another way of releasing anger is through expression. Expressing your anger can be a great release because it lets out all those bottled-up feelings. When you hold anger inside, it builds up and can make you feel tense or stressed. But when you express it in a healthy way, it helps you let go of that tension and feel lighter.


Here are some ways through which you can express your anger in a healthy way:

  • Anger Scribble Drawing: Grab a piece of paper and a pen, then scribble furiously to release built-up tension. Letting go of control and allowing yourself to make a mess proves to be a therapeutic experience.


  • Anger Letter: Write a letter expressing your anger to a specific person or situation, without intending to send it. This helps process and release emotions through written expression.


  • Journaling: Writing down your feelings and thoughts of anger in a journal allows you to organize them, reflect, process, and release intense emotions. It also provides clarity on the situation.


  • Communicating with your anger: Talking to your anger and telling it that, ‘You Are Valid’. Acknowledging your anger by saying "I see you, I hear you, I feel you, and I acknowledge you", can help defuse the intensity of your anger and bring about a sense of calm.


Remind yourself, that anger is not inherently bad. It's a part of you, just like all the other emotions. It's OK to feel anger. It's OK to Be Angry.


WORD OF WISDOM:

When you listen to your emotions, you’ll look at this world anew!

Listen to your emotions, that's how you'll find BestinU!


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