“Anger is the first emotion to be experienced and the last to be managed.” In fact, research has clearly demonstrated that the habit of anger regularly hijacks our ability to think clearly and behave constructively.
Some people fear their anger, believing it is never healthy or safe to express any frustration, and go out of their way to avoid conflict. Other people believe it is unhealthy, or undesirable, to attempt to control, or even manage, their anger, and may relish opportunities to express it. Yet the consequences of anger suppressed, or expressed, excessively is significant on many levels. For example, a strong link has been identified between chronic anger and increased levels of stress with physical consequences such as blood pressure irregularities, gastrointestinal disturbances and migraine headaches amongst many others.
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