When we get mad we are using up all of our energy and time on negative forces that usually don’t prove results. Using anger to our advantage is an option most people don’t realize. It usually takes you on a rollercoaster of mental breakdown and verbal explosion. There are many ways that anger consumes our time and can take away from our quality of life. Take a minute to look at some examples of how anger can strip you of the quality in your life:

·        Getting upset during a friendly game of golf can ruin the game and the best of afternoons.

 

·        Road rage can cause your head to spin and cost you safety on the road.

 

·        Sometimes your children can upset you and you’ll wish you hadn’t let it get to you when they grow older

 

·        Taking anger out on your wife can jeopardize your marriage and leave you sleeping on the couch.

 

·        Getting angry with your boss can only cause you harm. You are employed by them and you should make the most of it. They will always be right.

 

·        Your pet uses the restroom on your new carpet and you hit or kick them. This causes psychological damage to your pet and could lead to other behavioral problems later.

 

·        Don’t waste your time with the tasks on your plate, get them done with a good attitude and your list will be completed before you know it.

 

All of the things listed previously can ruin your day and waste your valuable time. There is no need to take out your frustrations on others, especially your children or your pets. If you find yourself doing this often you should speak to your doctor about a depression screening and to discuss your options.We face problems everyday such as anger, prejudice, and crime. This kind of anger can only hurt people and sometimes in mass numbers. Hate crimes have overtaken our world. Exposing uncontrolled anger only hurts yourself as well as others.For example, we can remember September 11, 2001, when a group of men acting in rage affected the entire world. They added more problems to everyone’s life rather than fixing their own. We can see that anger played a humongous role on both sides. Terrorists from another country acted out in anger by taking revenge based on their beliefs. The American government retaliated in anger and six years later still little is resolved.Anger took control of the situation before there was another option to deal with the problem. As we look back through our history we notice other wars that consumed many years of our history and affect us all in some way. It effects the environment, parents, children, the government, the economy, teachers, everyone. We have to find a way to deal with anger on all levels to get ahead in life. Some of us find it easier to deal with our problems in a suitable way while others act out violently. In a way, we all depend on each other directly or indirectly. We could use anger positively and en route to having a much more productive life and meaningful lifestyle. At this point, anger seems to rule the world. Since we are all involved with the violence that plagues our system we all need to take the first step in dealing with our emotions that cause anger and it will be beneficial to us all. Learn to show patience to someone you know that is dealing with an anger problem. Promote positive thoughts and energy to keep anger from consuming your time. Another way to manage your anger and your time is to make a point of turning off your mind when you get worried about the stressful situations that life throws at you. Tell a friend about the fear and worries you have and tell them about your tendencies. Ask them to talk to you about it. It’s really nice to have a shoulder to lean on and an ear to vent to. This is a great technique to use when you’re trying to prevent anger attacks from occurring.