So far in this three-part series on anxiety management, we have looked at how to develop self-control. In the second part of this series, we will take a closer look at developing stress management before we dive into the final part, physical wellness.
What do all people have in common, no matter what part of the world they come from? They all can recognize an angry face when they see one. That’s right, anger is a common feeling for all of us. But while everyone experiences anger in some way or another, not everyone reacts to feelings of anger in the same way. Some people withdraw and say nothing when angry, while others lash out 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 don’t all of us learn to control our anger by controlling our stress? Good question. The answer is because learning to control your 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 but, when under pressure, what do we do? Go back to our old habits.
In this series, we will cover the following topics to help you manage your stress:
- The Importance of Stress Management
- Destructive Thinking
- Constructive Thinking
- How to Conquer Stress
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