DRUM - - Ed's Note -

Ex­press­ing anger in a rea­son­able way can be healthy, as pro­longed bouts of anger can take a toll on your body and make you sus­cep­ti­ble to ill­ness.

The first step to over­com­ing anger is ac­knowl­edg­ing it. Be mind­ful of what you’re feel­ing as this will make it eas­ier to tackle these toxic emo­tions and find so­lu­tions.

It helps to re­alise why you’re feel­ing an­gry or hate­ful. More of­ten than not, anger and ha­tred come from fear and in­se­cu­rity or they’re self-de­fence mech­a­nisms.

It can be hard to make ra­tio­nal de­ci­sions in the heat of the mo­ment. When you’re an­gry, go for a walk or prac­tise meditation un­til you’ve calmed down. Then you’ll be able to con­trol your emo­tions in a more ef­fi­cient man­ner.

We need to en­sure that we deal with is­sues thor­oughly. Un­re­solved anger can se­ri­ously af­fect your health and hap­pi­ness. Some­times all you need to solve prob­lems is to change your mind-set and admit when you’re wrong. You may not be able to change a par­tic­u­lar per­son or sit­u­a­tion, but you can change how you think about them.

Let go of your anger and ha­tred, and say yes to love and hap­pi­ness. MATOME KUBU, EMAIL

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