Learning to Deal with Anger



When was the last time you were angry?


I’m talking ANGRY angry. The kind where your ears get warm, your muscles tighten, and you feel like you want to explode.


If it’s taking you more than a minute to think about this I’m assuming you’re not a very angry person. Now, if you can think of 3 different situations that happened before noon today then… this article may provide some helpful information!


But before we dive in, I want you to know that you will never hear me say anger is bad.


Anger is a natural emotion, in fact I’m even going to say that it can be a good emotion. The trouble comes when you either aren’t aware of it or you struggle with being able to handle it.


Exploring Anger


Our automatic response to something unpleasant is typically anger.


If we look at this through the lens of history, we would see that anger helped us to protect what was ours. Whether that be our tribe, our possessions, or our land; it helped give us fuel to fight back.


Now however, most of us aren’t physically fighting to protect what’s ours. Although this may sometimes be the case, the more common triggering events include getting frustrated during a traffic jam or getting irritated with your children for not picking up the house before dinner.


These events are not typically threatening to our well being, but our