Sometimes when I am angered or disrupted from my mood, I find ways to stimulate enough rest and always prefer to take a bed rest of 30-40 minutes so as to regain my usual emotional status or working rhythm.
During this short period of resting potential, I never allow myself to enter into a deep sleep, but usually close my eyes and elicit temporarily inhibition of my active thoughts.
People have different emotional control mechanisms as seen in different circumstances where people decide to take high doses of alcoholic ethanol to overcome depression or anxiety.
Some smoke many packs of cigarettes a day as away to release themselves from stressful incidences.
Alcohol and Smoking have been observed amongst majority of male population where as positive evolution tends towards female population as majority tends towards church or engage in prayers as ways to find solutions for their life threatening challenges.
Anger is one of negative attitudes of life and is detrimental in so many aspects. I once treated a patient whose blood pressure could rise as high as 170/100mm HG after quarrelsome incidence.
Much as Christianity has been mud slag by some bad acts of turned-saints or individuals, I do believe Christians offer the best medium or conducive atmosphere for forgiveness and resist temptations of anger among other detrimental emotional setbacks.
One of the main qualities of Christianity is respect and without disrespectful incidences people tend to stay in longer joyous moods. The choice here comes to people you want to associate with or join for a particular purpose.
People have to forgive. We do not have to like them, we do not have to be friends with them, we do not have to send them hearts in text messages, but we have to overlook and try to forget.
This is because if you do not tune things in the right direction, it’s like you are tying heavy blocks to your feet or shoulder.
In a rightful way, when you face an insult a reason to feel angry, sad, anxious, or fearful, you should slow down emotions and thoughts, try to remind yourself of positive antagonists of love and choose to respond with kindness as well as understanding.
Based on my previous mini-survey, the highest percentages of people who can exhibit such positive feelings are Christians.
You might not be able to do this every time you get wronged, but definitely on the right track for a plane of thinking and try to put in a position where Jesus himself probably would have appreciated if came along.
Today intellects tend to place themselves in an environment that will not allow them get physically smacked around. Sometimes this is a difficult phenomenon based on so many associations in life and perhaps this is why we have seen many cases of A lion-gazelle relationship where you have to run fastest to survive or slower to starve.
There are physical effects of emotional stress as well. The state of anger causes physical effects in us as well. The response varies from person to person, some of the notable indications fists clenching, teeth grinding, flushing, paling, prickly sensations, numbness, sweating and muscular tensions. It is a moment where you can deprive your body from important minerals and lose water from the body as well.
Anger’s physical side effects explain the damage that negative emotion or stress can impose on our health.
In one of the American Psycho-social studies, individuals with the highest levels of anger had twice the risk of coronary artery disease and three times the risk of heart attack as compared to the subjects with the lowest levels of anger.
Some scientists think that chronic anger may be more dangerous than smoking and obesity as a factor that will contribute to reduction of your life span.
For some of these effects, the key is tempering the triggers that set you off, so that you are not mad at every little thing. But for some of these diseases, the key is how you are expressing your anger.
Dr Joseph Kamugisha is a resident oncologist in Jerusalem, Israel