3 Healthy Reasons to Keep Your Cool
By Genevieve Cunningham
Sometimes it's really hard to keep your cool. Maybe your kids won't stop with the rough play, or maybe you're stressed out from work. When life happens -- which it inevitably will -- losing your cool happens too. But what if losing your temper and allowing anger to creep in actually caused you harm? What if it caused a decline in health? Unfortunately, losing our temper and lashing out in anger brings more harm than we realize. If you feel a bit on edge more often than you'd like to admit, take a look at these three reasons to keep your cool for your own health.
Anger Raises Your Blood Pressure
Anytime we allow anger to get the best of us, it raises our blood pressure. When this happens on occasion, it's not really a big deal. But when it happens over and over again, it can cause serious detriment to our circulation, heart, and overall health. If you suffer from any sort of blood pressure issues, anger problems are especially dangerous. Learn a few calming techniques, and you may be able to keep your blood pressure issues under control.
It Helps You Maintain Good Mental Health
Mental health is a problem for many people, and oftentimes we don't even realize it. But anxiety, depression, and mood swings are all worsened by a bad temper. And because we often lash out and act in a disorderly manner during a temper tantrum, the aftermath makes us feel even worse. If you want to protect your mental health, it's so important to learn to control your temper. Learn deep breathing. Attend an anger management course. Do whatever it takes to get your emotions under control for your own mental well-being.
Patience is Key in Life
Keeping your cool requires a lot of patience. But it's not the only thing in life that requires patience. Almost everything is going to demand our patience at one point or another. Work, kids, even grown family members will test our patience and require us to keep our cool. Practicing this important skill at every turn can only improve your life and various circumstances moving forward.
It's not easy to keep control when frustrating situations arise. It's so much easier to let a little steam off in the form of a temper tantrum. But lashing out and losing your temper won't serve you well in the long run. Learn a few ways to keep those emotions in check, and you'll be healthier and happier in the long run.
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