How anger management helps you in your day-to-day lives

Students can schedule meetings for assistance with anger management at the Counseling and and Testing Center, located inside 75 Piedmont. Photo by Harry Wyman | The Signal

Everyone experiences a time when they are angry about something. It could be someone cutting you off while driving or getting into an argument with your significant other. Anger management can help relationships become less toxic.

We all feel it from time to time, but some people cannot control their anger. 

We need to look for extra help so anger will not ruin our lives.

 Anger can come from constant stress, which can affect your physical health. High levels of anger can cause you to be susceptible to heart disease, diabetes, a weakened immune system, insomnia and high blood pressure. 

These can affect your performance in daily tasks, especially if you suffer from a weakened immune system and insomnia.

Your mental health can also be significantly affected. Chronic anger uses a considerable amount of mental energy. It can cloud your thinking and make things harder to concentrate on.

It can also prevent you from enjoying your life, leading to stress and possible mental illnesses like depression because of how draining it can be.

In a work environment, getting angry is the last thing you should do. Constructive criticism and creative differences can be helpful in a workplace. But, lashing out in anger can create a distance between you and your co-workers, supervisors and customers. 

Lashing out in anger can also hurt the people you have a relationship with. Explosive outrage makes trusting you harder.

Anger can become a toxic trait in many people. It is normal to be angry now and then, but it becomes a part of your personality if it is a regular occurrence for you. 

Anger management can help you understand what is behind your anger. Sometimes it is hard to understand your feelings, especially if they are so extreme. Anger management enables you to explore what is behind your anger and why you behave a certain way. 

Anger can also stem from what you learned as a child, from stress or feeling out of control. 

It is helpful to understand your triggers with your anger to avoid embarrassing yourself or hurting others. Motivations can stem from stressful situations, trauma or negative thoughts. 

Anger management is hard to deal with, but you get so many benefits if you put the steps in.

Some people can control their emotions better than others, but anger management proves that anyone has the chance to do it.