Learn Anger Management Skills for a Happier Life
Has anyone ever told you that you always look angry, irritated, or frustrated? Are you constantly feeling frustrated and angry?
Do you snap at others, usually an innocent family members or partner, over seemingly trivial matter?
Do you have a quick-temper, a short-fuse, a low anger threshold, or a nominal tolerance for (perceived) criticism.
Perhaps it’s your loved ones who are chronically angry and frustrated. In either case, it will serve you and your loved ones well to peruse this post.
In this article, we will look at the often hidden, harmful effects of chronic anger, irritation, and frustration on our mental, emotional, and physical health. We will also show the tremendous benefits of learning anger management skills for yourself, your children, teens, and loved ones.
Anger Management for Children
If schools teach anger management classes, occurrences of disruptive acts and displays of maladaptive behaviors would reduce significantly. There would be happier students (not to mention tranquil teachers as well) and schools will become a more conducive place for learning.
Educators would be able to focus their time and energy on imparting their knowledge and not getting upset and wasting precious time handling raucous outbursts and unruly behavior by irate students.
When these children grow up, armed with anger management skills, they become calmer teens and adults and will be in a far better position to cope with the turbulence of a fast-paced, hectic, and demanding live.
Anger Management for Teens
Puberty is a time of drastic changes. The exuberant brain and physical growth; girls developing into women while boys become men (an odd few would remain as boys. Just kidding.) Adults expect them to exercise better self-control; to behave more rationally, more responsibly, and more, dare I say, adult-like. However, attributing to the callowness of youth, these teens are oftentimes denied the power and freedom to make their own decisions by those very same adults.
Adding to the woes are greater societal expectations, academic stresses, hormonal changes, emotional upheaval (a.k.a mood swings), and BGR (boy-girl-relationships). It’s little wonder that teens feel angrier and more frustrated these days.
Learning anger management skills allow our teens to better understand themselves and appreciate others; to better manage this difficult time in their lives. Equipping our teens with the necessary anger management skills empowers them, helping them gain greater discernment in the nature and inter-dependence of human relationships; of social responsibility as well as acquire crucial insights into human psychology.
Most of the time, when people act offensively, their behavior is not aimed at us. Even if there is no doubt the offender is talking to you, or interacting with you, what he says most likely has nothing to do with who you are or what you have done. It’s not personal; he doesn’t know you. You just happen to be a stage prop in an internal drama taking place in his mind.