Prevent Anger and Anxiety : Here's How!
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Every one of us is going through some periods where you get stressed out because of work or school, or everyday problems. We come across negative emotions such as anger and anxiety which can seriously cause problems to our health. Experts warn us that long-term effects of these negative emotions can cause:
Studies have shown that people prone to fits of anger have narrower arteries due to stress, which increases the risk of heart disease.
It is proven that perfectionists often suffer from chronic headaches and migraines, probably because of the stress to which they are exposed.
Studies reveal that anxiety can lead people to digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers of the stomach.
What can you do to prevent these diseases?
Firstly, it is very important to learn to manifest anger before you reach the boiling point. Try to write down your feelings or seek help from a psychiatrist to master techniques of anger.
Analyze your unrealistic goals and criteria. Must the house really be perfectly cleaned before your friends come over? Perhaps ‘good enough’ is quite OK.
Yoga and meditation can help reduce many conditions caused by anxiety, because of the relaxation and avoidance of negative thoughts.
How to ‘postpone’ worrying?
Learn this technique with these simple tips:
- Create a ‘worry period.’ Everyday choose a time and a place where you can go through some thoughts that got you worried. It should be the same place and time for example: in the bedroom from 6:00 to 6:20 p.m. In this so called worry period, you can worry and think about whatever’s on your mind. When this period ends, try to relax, because your worries end for this day.
- Postpone your worry. When an anxious thought pops up on your mind, remind yourself that you need to think about it later and continue with what you’re doing in the moment, with only taking a note of your worry thought.
- Go over your 'worry list' during the worry period. If you are really stressed out about the things you wrote down on a note, allow to worry about them and to find a solution, but only in the ‘worry period’. Try to always make a balance between the part of the day where you worry and look for solution, and the rest of the day when you allow yourself to enjoy what life gives you.