By Dr. Reginald Litman I Oct. 1, 2021 I Anger Management I Turning Point DUI School
1. Do you have outbursts of anger?
We all get angry. That's an undeniable fact. But, when the smallest things can easily tick you off and send you into an angry outburst, it is a good idea to learn strategies for anger management. For instance, it is quite common to become irritated in heavy traffic or when a server gets your order wrong at a restaurant. But, the question to ask is, "Does my anger match the issue?" If it does not, it needs to be addressed.
2. Is your stress out of control?
Undeniably, one of the most effective tools anyone can learn is anger management. But, being able to identify the source of your stress is critical to understanding your habits. When you discover that you tend to always experience a high amount of stress, you'll remain in a mode referred to as fight or flight. Fight or flight is when your emotions accelerate abruptly at the first sign of a perceived crisis. Your body goes into a mode of defense or offense. If you cannot avoid or successfully navigate a confrontation, the normal reaction will be fighting or anger.
Too often we accept these behaviors as normal. However, in reality we need to find healthier means by which we can reduce and manage the stress. Seeking an effective counselor or coach to help you learn anger management strategies can prove to be helpful in managing stress as well as reducing outbursts of anger.
3. Do you play the blame game?
Do you ever find yourself blaming others rather than taking responsibility yourself? This could be a clear indication of anger problems. Every individual should honestly evaluate ourselves. This will help us to recognize the role we have played in disagreements and situations before we point the finger of blame at others. Anger evaluations provide the proper route to reassess the way we view situations.
4. Do you always find the negative?
We all know that life isn't perfect. There are issues and problems all around us. Life can be so unfair. While we should always pay attention to the facts. But, we should also live with hopeful optimism. Do you only see a glass as half-empty and never view it as half-full? If so, anger-related issues may be at the core of your mindset.
A person who is pessimistic is not a threat of any kind. Yet, it should be noted that even low levels of anger can become a detriment to your happiness. Consistent negativity can even become damaging to your future, finances and even to your family. Happy people and happy families communicate positively. Working to solve your anger issues equips you to express emotions clearly and more effectively.
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