Communication is an integral part of human development. Man is the only species among all animal life to develop a language that could be used as medium of communication to increase engagement and interaction between individuals. With the development of languages, mankind too progressed and hence we are known as the most advanced species today.
Now imagine what life would be like is communication was lacking or disturbed. If you are angry with your best friend and don’t talk to him or her for a few days, you begin to feel the terrible pinch inside. If your colleagues interact with you in an unusual or erratic manner, it affects your mood. This proves that effective and peaceful communication is essential to maintain a healthy emotional and mental state. But it has recently come to light that poor communication can now also harm the physical state.
How you ask? Research has shown that a breakdown in communication, even momentarily can accelerate stress levels and the heart rate. According to studies, stress and unexpectedly increased heart rates can lead to a number of other ailments such as headaches, digestive problems, diabetes and even heart disease.
Do You Get Angry Often?
When you find yourself stomping your feet in anger, or going red in the face because you can’t stand to talk to someone, your body is actually experiencing high levels of stress. While anger is a common emotion, some of us are more prone to it. Others have anger management issues. But the more anger you experience, the more stress your body and heart is undergoing.
There is a lot of truth to experts talking about the importance of anger management. If you are someone who gets angry on a daily or a fairly regular basis, there is a high chance that your body and mind is suffering drastically in the process. But this does not mean that you stuff your anger inwards and let it bubble under the surface. The more you push back your feelings, the more it is still affecting you from the inside.
How To Keep Your Mind And Body Safe
The solution to this problem does not lie in just suspending your anger, but in disengaging it. Try to get to the root of what is making you angry and find a way to guide your mind to find a peaceful outlet. Finding a healthy way to express your frustration, despair or irritability can help you keep yourself safe from the drastic ill effects of red rage.
Here are a few ways to get you started and help you channel your anger in a healthy manner:
When you let these negative feelings overpower it, they are more likely to come back and affect you in ways you least expect. These tips will help you effectively channel your anger and keep your personal health away from harm. The next time you feel the anger sputtering up inside, take a quiet moment to create your ‘healthy expression’ strategy and use that method to protect your inner and outer self.
- Neha Paranjpe