Anger is a negative emotion and in almost all cases, getting angry usual makes matters worse. So why do humans get angry?

To make angry, enrage or provoke

Although anger is a normal emotion it comes with a wide range of intensity, scaling from mild irritation and frustration, to all out rage.

Anger is a warning bell that tells us, all is not well, something is wrong. It is a reaction to a perceived threat, either to us, our loved ones, maybe our property, or indeed our self image.

Everyone experiences anger and it can be healthy, allowing frustrations to escape, instead of harbouring them inside
When we manage anger properly, it prompts us to make positive changes in our lives and more importantly the situations we find ourselves in.

Should our anger be mismanaged it can be counterproductive and therefore very unhealthy, not least to our bodies. When anger becomes out of control or misdirected, it can lead to less clarity, poor decision making and problem solving, forever being angry can have consequences on relationships and in the work place.

Anger is a secondary reaction of fear. Fear itself isn’t always a negative emotion it can be used in a positive form. Used wisely, it allows us to fight our aggressors or to flee for our lives. Used negatively, fear can allow our mind to distort things, making us believe things are real when indeed they are not in the extreme, it can paralyse. Fear, anger and depression are al closely related.

Nature has developed the emotional state, which we call anger, to help us stay alive.
As we were evolving humans being often felt threatened by wild animals who wanted to eat us, anger energised us to prepare for action. Today it is usual other human beings, either psychologically or physically.

We all get angry occasionally, it is a normal emotion, getting cross with someone because they get on your nerves or you simply disagree is okay, but it is allowing it to escalate that makes it destructive. What can be done?

It is healthy, it can motivate us to stand up for ourselves and correct injustices. When anger is managed correctly it prompts us to make positive changes to our lives and those situations. On the reverse side of the coin when anger becomes too intense, out of control, misdirected overly aggressive it leads to poor decision making and problem solving.
This creates problems within problems, affecting relationships at home and at work, consequently affecting your health.

You have to become self aware, this will allow you to understand how to handle this emotion we know as anger and of course learn how to understand yourself. In moderation our five emotions act to motivate energies which in turn stimulate our organs and keep them and us healthy.

Learn the ability to notice, what and how you are feeling and thinking. When you were a child and had a tantrum it was different, for children aren’t aware of what they feel so they have to act it out in their behaviour.

In my opinion, it would enhance all human beings to spend more of their time in healing themselves of negative emotions and thoughts, which when all is said and done only diseases the physical body.

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Author's Bio: 

Nina Bagnall is the author of Looking Good Feeling Great Ladies 50 and over. Nina also writes ebooks pertaining to health and wellbeing. Her website "Life is a Journey" was created to help, encourage, persuade and enlighten all who visit. The website has a Remedy Store, ebook store together with other pages, make sure you visit soon.
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