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How Anger Causes Stress and Hurts Your Health

Anger, just like anything else, isn’t all good or all bad: It has many pros and cons. The following sections explain those for you, so that you get a clear picture of anger and the effect it may have on [more…]

Control Your Temper for Less Stress

Anger is not an automatic reaction beyond our control, even though it may feel like that at times. Instead, anger is a response that can be managed. So, before your next outburst of rage and fury, take [more…]

Become Mindful of Your Anger

Being off-balance can indicate that you’re caught up in automatic, often distorted, thinking, which can cause chronic stress. You need to re-group, detach from your feelings and thoughts, and become centered [more…]

Change Your Mindset and Reduce Stress

Most often, your thoughts and perceptions are what make you angry, and anger in turn causes stress. You can learn to modify your thoughts, lessen your anger, and prevent much of your stress. [more…]

Learn to Reduce Anger and Stress

You might find that anger, frustration, and impatience are actually causing chronic stress for you. If this is the case, you can practice lengthening your fuse, and learn to reduce your own feelings of [more…]

Use Coping Self-Talk to Reduce Anger and Stress

If you find that your own feelings of anger are often the root cause of your stress, examine your thoughts that are making you feel angry. When confronted with a potentially anger-provoking situation, [more…]

Does Venting Release Stress?

Are you better off expressing your anger or keeping it in? Popular psychological wisdom suggests that when you’re feeling angry, you should get it all out, releasing that pent-up hostility. Punch that [more…]

Six Ways to Dispel Anger and Reduce Stress

Studies show that venting and expressing anger increase stress, contrary to popular belief. So here are six positive things to do to work out anger and reduce your stress. Think of this part as preventive [more…]

14 Signs that You Might Be Depressed

People experience depression in different ways. This symptom checklist can provide you with a rough idea as to whether you are experiencing depression. Note any and all that apply to you. [more…]

5 Places to Get Help for Your Depression

If you think that you may be depressed, don't despair. Lots of help is available. Here are some sources you can consult to treat depression: [more…]

Depression Do's and Don'ts

If you are depressed, you want to avoid doing nothing or having the wrong thoughts about it. Here are a few things you should do — or absolutely should [more…]

4 Ways to Deal with Bad Moods

Everyone experiences bad moods from time to time. A bad mood isn't the same thing as depression. Bad moods are transient, and they lift after a while. However, here are a few things you can do for a simple [more…]

Depression For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can overcome depression. First, you should figure out whether you're just down in the dumps or truly suffering from depression — which can have a lot more symptoms than just feeling blue. If you're [more…]

11 Tips for Developing Mindful Attitudes

Mindfulness can sometimes appear relatively simple (as in ‘just be’), but in fact it’s not so easy. Creating a mindful practice that leads to a mindful life requires you to change certain attitudes and [more…]

Anger Management: The Role of Emotions in Your Life

Understanding emotions is key to anger management. Emotion is a compound word. The e stands for “energy” and the motion means exactly what it says — “movement.” Emotions [more…]

How to Use Imagery as an Anger Management Technique

There are many parallels between anger management and pain management. Anger and pain can both be intense, chronic experiences — and you can easily find yourself ruminating about both. [more…]

How to Use Patience as an Anger Management Technique

The good news for your anger management efforts is that emotions are by their very nature transient experiences. Each episode of anger has a beginning point [more…]

How to Use Tolerance as an Anger Management Technique

Anger is the emotion of intolerance that can be managed through practicing tolerance. Intolerance means you don’t accept another person’s viewpoint or behavior. Anger says that you think you’re right and [more…]

How to Manage Your Anger through Changing Your Perspective

Humans are the only known animals who have a choice about how they view the world. You can choose to manage your anger or let your anger manage you. Not only do you have choices about how you respond to [more…]

How to Manage Your Anger by Accepting Life for What It Is

Boy, wouldn’t it be nice if everything in your world was the way you thought it should be? Managing your anger would be so much easier – you wouldn’t get angry, if: [more…]

Why Hiding Emotions Isn’t Healthy for Anger Management

Emotions are, by their very nature, meant to be brief, transient experiences. Typically, your anger management techniques can use the fact that they come and go throughout the day — moving you in various [more…]

12 Steps to Using Anger Constructively

Through appropriate anger management techniques, you can use your anger as a motivator to make positive changes around you. Constructive anger involves these two things: [more…]

How to Choose to Forgive in Order to Relieve Your Anger

As the old saying goes, “Timing is everything.” Conditions need to be right before you can expect to begin to relieve your anger through forgiveness. [more…]

How to Distinguish Stress from Strain in Anger Management

Stress is a normal part of daily life. It doesn’t have to lead to anger. Stress is what fuels that built-in fight-or-flight response that you have for help in defending yourself against things — people [more…]

How to Stay Away from Stress Carriers to Help Control Your Anger

Some people are stress carriers and can bring stress into a situation and induce anger. Do you know someone who, when he walks into the room, seems to disrupt everything around him? Before that person [more…]

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