- We’ve all been there. You’re still stuck in traffic, you’ve missed your kid’s soccer game all because a meaningless meeting at work was scheduled at the last minute, and you’ve had enough. That would cause anyone to potentially lose their cool, and that’s not the anger that requires a therapist so to speak.
Anger challenges and temperament are two of the most growing reasons why not only adults, but parents of young children are finding themselves in the local therapist’s office. Anger is obviously an emotion, but one of the more interesting ones that causes that “fight or flight” reaction to kick off. While this can be a good way to thrive in a moment of danger fueled purely on adrenaline, anger can also now be an over used emotion that is exercised way too much in day to day life for some.
Sure, there are times when anger is totally appropriate, such as defending your life. Anger is not so beneficial to your body when you’ve sabotaged your entire day all because someone cut you off during the school carpool line. According to Dr. Elaine Chin, getting upset over these frivolous actions for ten seconds, totally fine; letting it hinder your spirit all day is a problem.
Anger when overdone literally starts to wreck havoc on your body. These all occur once you become angry:
- Pupils become dilated
- Pulse raises
- Muscles clench
- Digestion process slows down
- You sweat more
These are the signs that may totally go unnoticed:
- Upset stomach
- Clenching of your mouth, and jaw
- Grinding your teeth during the day as well as at night
- Developing frequent headaches
- Dry mouth
- Becoming more forgetful
Some other interesting points about anger is that is is proven to cause your body and mind to age at a faster rate. Who wants that? It can also result in weight gain, and even weaken your immune system. the choice is yours, there is plenty of reasons why you should try your best to keep your calm and save your health from potentially suffering in the long run.