Whenever you notice that there is something in your everyday life that makes you feel constantly annoyed, take a second to figure out where it all comes from. Once you have this figured out, it is easier to think about a proper solution to solve the issue.
We can all think back on times when anger lead us to poor decisions, regrettable behavior, or hurt feelings. But for some of us, anger leads to far greater consequences-from strained relationships and job loss to chronic stress and legal trouble.
Anger is an emotion, while aggression is a behavior. They differ entirely in one central dimension - control.
You can't control your emotions directly. In the legal system, nobody gets sent to prison for how they felt, regardless of how angry they were. They get punished for what they do.
You can influence your emotions indirectly by how you think and behave. For example, when you focus on how terrible all the drivers in your town are, your anger will likely increase. But, if you listen to music and think about how grateful you are, your anger will probably subside.
A new study in the journal Consciousness and Cognition suggests that one session of meditation can help reduce your body's response to anger. Occasional anger can be normal, and even healthy, but constant and frequent anger takes a toll on your body and mind.
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