Stress and anger can live together in your mind and body, and, together or apart, they can cause loads of issues, internally and externally. In fact, stress can literally kill you. Chronic stress can lead to heart disease and other health problems.
For some people, stress is simply a daily occurrence. They may be stressed at work, where they feel like they are always putting more in than they are getting out. They could be feeling stress at home, because there never seems to be enough money to pay the bills. There are a million things to stress about, and to make anyone angry on a daily basis.
Dealing With Work Stress
Stress at work needs to stay at work. Don’t bring that stuff home with you or it will just cause problems there too. If you find that you are getting stressed at work, or about work, take a moment to figure out what it is about work that is causing you frustration.
If you’re simply overworking yourself, take some time off. Work burnout can cause stress, anger, and more. Don’t be afraid to take a few vacation days and leave your work worries behind.
Stress Issues At Home
Even if you aren’t having a stressful time at work, you could be feeling stress at home. Maybe there is some strain in your marriage, or maybe because of work you just don’t feel like you have the time at home to do the things there that need to be done, like spending quality time with your family.
If your marriage is causing your stress, talk to your spouse about it. Therapy can really help, whether your partner goes with you or you simply go on your own.
What About Anger Issues?
Anger can creep up in many ways and cause many issues. Stress itself can lead to angry outbursts, at work and at home. Make sure you do everything you can to control these emotions, or it could cost you your job and/or your marriage.
Anger can happen when you are driving down the road as well. You find yourself stressed out by someone else’s poor driving habits and you just explode. Road rage is a nasty habit that has lead to death for some people when it has gotten out of control.
Don’t let stress, and anger, control your life, or ruin it. Don’t self medicate by turning to drugs. Instead, take up some healthy, stress relieving habits, like yoga and meditation, which can help you be calm and maybe save you from heart disease.
Is you feel like stress is a common factor in your everyday life, don’t just try to live with it. Talk to your doctor about your chronic stress. They may be able to suggest treatment that works and can help you relax and enjoy life more often.
Originally posted on March 2, 2016 @ 3:30 pm