What does everyone have in common, no matter what part of the world they come from? We can all recognize an angry face when we see one. Anger is a common emotion for all of us. While everyone experiences anger not everyone reacts to feelings of anger in the same way. Some people withdraw and say nothing when angry, while others lash out aggressively and make fools of themselves. Neither approach works well and both of these approaches end up harming your health.
Stress is a common trigger for anger. If you can learn to control your stress, you can control your anger. It’s that simple. When stress gets out of control in your life, anger is one way of expressing it.
So, if it is that simple, why doesn’t everyone learn to control their anger by controlling their stress? The answer is because learning to control stress is a difficult thing to learn. Even if you learn how to control your stress, you still have to put that knowledge to work for you. Many of us have the knowledge to do something about our reaction to stress, but, when under pressure, we revert to our old habits.
This blog series on Stress Management will not only teach you the basics of how to manage your stress, but it will also help you put this knowledge to work for you in your life.
Learning to manage your stress involves the following skill areas:
1. The Importance of Stress Management
2. Destructive Thinking
3. Constructive Thinking
5. How to Conquer Stress
Be sure to tune into future posts in this six-part series on Stress Management, to learn how to take control of your stress, boost your health, and improve your quality of life.