Coping with Stress and Anger Management
The first step in dealing with stress is to identify what is causing you stress. Identifying the source of stress will help you find ways to cope by focusing on that issue.
What is stress?
Stress is a state of pressure and tension that people feel on any subject. Stress is the usual reaction to emotions such as happiness, pain, fear and sadness. People may experience stress due to negative situations in their work life, friendships in their social environment, school life and exam periods.
Stress is a reaction that can help us to do everything we do more diligently and to be more successful up to a normal level, but too much stress affects life very negatively, as too much of everything is harmful. When people cannot cope with stress, emotions such as anger, unhappiness and irritability may arise.
Ways to Deal with Stress
Each person has their own rules and order. Breaking these rules and doing something they don’t want to do can cause stress. One of the ways to cope with stress is to focus on enjoying the moment rather than setting strict rules and getting stressed when they are broken.
One of the ways to cope with stress is breathing exercises. Breathing exercises will help you think more clearly and calm down when you are stressed. In addition, meditation and yoga can also help you cope with stress by helping you control your mind, emotions and body.
Too Much is a Harmful Emotion: Anger
Life does not always come with beauty. Sometimes we may experience troubles, we may be sad, we may be unhappy. It is normal to feel anger in such situations. However, anger is an emotion that has very fine points and when it is felt too much, it can harm both the person and the other person. It is very important to control anger in matters that stress, irritate and upset the person.
How to Control Anger?
Before talking about how to control anger, it is useful to talk about how not to control anger. Suppressing the anger we feel and bottling it up is not anger control. On the contrary, these situations can accumulate and cause you to experience bigger outbursts of anger in later processes. The first step in controlling anger is to accept what you feel without running away from the anger you feel and to find the factors that cause it. It is always easier to find solutions when you find the cause of your anger. Accept it, dig deeper and find solutions.
Talking to the people who make you feel this anger will help you control your anger more easily. Being open about the issues that upset and anger you will make it easier for you to find solutions and not experience this situation again. Sharing the events that cause you to feel anger with your loved ones will be of great benefit to you. The suggestions and solutions offered by your loved ones may cause the anger you feel to disappear.
What children see in their parents is what they follow in their later years. Having parents who are constantly angry can cause children to get angry very quickly about everything in the future and think that this is a normal reaction. For this reason, people who have children should try to stay calmer around children and should not reflect emotions such as anger to their children.
Don’t Hesitate to Seek Therapist Help
If you are trying to cope with stress and anger management on your own, but are not succeeding, do not hesitate to seek help. A specialist doctor who you do not know and who will have an objective approach may be more helpful than the people around you in dealing with stress and anger management.
There are different treatment options for coping with stress and anger management, such as cognitive behavioral therapies and group therapies.