Eight simple anger management tips

Written by David Leonhardt

"The other night I ate at a real family restaurant. Every table had an argument going." One ofrepparttar biggest obstacles to personal and career success is anger. When we fail to control our anger, we suffer several blows:

-Anger impedes our ability to be happy, because anger and happiness are incompatible. -Anger sends marriages and other family relationships off-course. -Anger means lost business, because it destroys relationships. -Anger also means losing business that you could have won in a more gracious mood. -Anger leads to increased stress (ironic, since stress often increases anger). -We make mistakes when we are angry, because anger makes it harder to process information.

People are beginning to wake up torepparttar 126246 dangers of anger andrepparttar 126247 need for anger management programs and strategies. Many people find anger easy to control. Yes, they do get angry. Everybody does. But some people find anger easier to manage than others. More people need to develop anger management skills.

For those who have a tough time controlling their anger, an anger management plan might help. Think of this as your emotional control class, and try these self-help anger management tips:

Ask yourself this question: "Willrepparttar 126248 object of my anger matter ten years from now?" Chances are, you will see things from a calmer perspective.

Ask yourself: "What isrepparttar 126249 worst consequence ofrepparttar 126250 object of my anger?" If someone cut in front of you atrepparttar 126251 book store check-out, you will probably find that three minutes is not such a big deal.

Imagine yourself doingrepparttar 126252 same thing. Come on, admit that you sometimes cut in front of another driver, too ... sometimes by accident. Do you get angry at yourself?

How to Cope When Someone You Love is Deployed

Written by Susan Dunn, The EQ Coach

When we must part with a loved one, we have physical and emotional reactions beyond our control. Our emotional intelligence skills can help us manage them. Having someone you love deployed is extremely stressful.


Newborns separated from their mothers show usrepparttar extremes of "protest-despair behavior." Whenrepparttar 126245 infant is separated,repparttar 126246 body reacts, pumping out stress hormones that affectrepparttar 126247 nervous system and muscle groups. Cortisol, repparttar 126248 'stress' hormone, can increase 10x, and gastrointestinal functions are upset. Then there's withdrawal, heart rate slows, body temperature lowers (presumably attempts to "survive"), andrepparttar 126249 immune system gets out of kilter.

Any separation from a loved one during our lifetime will mimic this reaction because we're humans, because we love, because we bond. The price we pay is that separation is painful.

Atrepparttar 126250 same time, ifrepparttar 126251 person being deployed is your lover, you'll be deprived ofrepparttar 126252 oxytocin, that delicious love-hormone that makes us feel good even thinking about our loved one.

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