Anger is the strong emotion that you feel when you think someone has behaved in an unfair, cruel or insulting way that you want to express your feelings towards them in a forceful or violent way. Anger if not properly managed can be dangerous and deadly. Lives have been lost, relationships ruined and marriages have broken down as a result of unrestrained anger.
Anger is seldom without a good reason but it is never justifiable. When you are angry, you tend to lose your sense of reasoning thereby acting irrationally. It is not what happens to us that is important, rather it is how we react to what happens to us.
One strategy for controlling anger is to walk away from the scene of anger and the object of your anger. This will give you time to calm down and review the situation over again. In a situation whereby you cannot walk away, keep mute to avoid uttering words that you will later regret, for words are like egg, once broken cannot be gathered together again.
Studying the people we relate with in our day to day activity over a period of time will also give a better insight into understanding their personality thereby reducing the occurrence of conflict which can lead to angry outburst and irrational behaviours. The ability to say “I am sorry” when we are wrong is also a good way of reducing angry outburst. Don’t let anger destroy you, control your anger.