Emotional fatigue and volatility, anxiety, depression, feelings of isolation, melancholy, and resentment. Just a few of the mental health repercussions one may suffer as a result of frequent or chronic anger.
One minute you’re mad and months later, if you find yourself with an accumulation of many such days, you may face an outlook on life that may be gloomy, feel trapped and infuriated, and have frequent episodes of frustration and impatience with even minor irritants and with those close to you. Your relationships at work and at home are negatively impacted. Others may now perceive you as prickly, moody, short-tempered, and someone to be avoided whenever possible. Your options and opportunities seem to shrink, and you feel mistreated, stressed, and miserable.
So what do you do? Next month we’ll identify steps to begin to turn things around.
In the interim…
Take Time to Ponder:
- “People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”
~ Stephen Hawking
- 7 ways to practice emotional first aid
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (There’s also a movie version.)
(Personal Insight MD, LLC, PeopleTweaker, and Insight MD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you are feeling extreme anger with thoughts and actions harmful to yourself or others such as physical/verbal abuse or acts of violence, find yourself self-medicating with alcohol, illicit drugs, etc., expressing your anger in such a way that threaten relationships or your job, etc. seek professional help immediately and call 911 if necessary if you find yourself in an out-of-control situation or have the urge to hurt yourself or others.)