Slow to anger

11:08 AM

It is human for us to be angry of a certain matter that dissatisfies us. It's normal. We are programmed to have that kind of function. However, just like a machine that has been used often, it will deteriorate. The same goes to our body. If we let anger consume us more often, negative side effects will occur in our bodies. I used to have this kind of problem when I was in my teens. Anger seemed to consume me often and I tend to yell in my anger. Luckily I changed my approach in expressing anger before I get any older. No one can ever run away from anger but what matters is how you control it. My approach in expressing it is to breathe in and out and talk nice and slowly.

According to this article, it says 'Anger expression typically takes one of three forms: anger-in, anger-out and anger control. Anger-in is turning anger inwards. This method of keeping anger inside has been described as depression [source: Tavris]. This method is overwhelmingly observed in women, who feel that society frowns upon angry women. Anger held in can leak out in unproductive, passive-aggressive ways, such as sulking or backhanded sarcasm. Anger-out is expressing anger outwardly in ways that include physical assault on people or objects and hostile verbal assault. Sometimes you hear that you shouldn't keep anger bottled up inside you, but lashing out at everyone who makes you angry doesn't always make you feel better. Indeed, people describe feeling out of control and powerless when they practice both anger-in and anger-out methods of expressing anger [source: Thomas et al.]. Practicing anger control, or dealing with anger in an appropriate manner, is the ideal.'

In terms of health, according to this article, it says 'It can create a blood sugar imbalance; it can decrease bone density, suppress the body's immune response and make it susceptible to chronic inflammation; it can suppress thyroid function, slowing down the body's metabolism; it can impair the brain's thinking ability and increase blood pressure.' I've seen live evidence that proves this statement can indeed be true. The effects can be apparent enough as you get older. 

There is no wonder that God teaches us to be slow in anger (James 1:19). Just look at what anger can do to our body and surroundings.


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