When we have too much going on in our lives, it is normal to experience stress as a result of it. Everyone has different triggers when it comes to stress, in fact gender can have an influence on the experience of stress where men and women will respond to stress in varying ways.
Stress becomes problematic when the chronic impact leads to overwhelm, irritability and anger. Anger can be a very misunderstood emotion and often times gets lumped in with aggression. Aggression is a behavior, anger is an emotion. There are a lot of people who internalize their anger out of fear that they will say or do something they will regret. This cycle can lead to increased stress.
Whether your anger leads to externalized aggressive behaviors or internalized self damaging behaviors, it’s best to know the best way to manage this powerful and negatively charged emotion. Being able to manage this emotion will allow you to communicate your needs better and make it more likely that your needs will be met.
A counselor can help you to increase your self awareness and to trust yourself to use the right tools to manage your anger with your family, friends and co-workers.
Let Catalyst Counseling point you in the direction towards a better life.