365 Day Blog Post Challenge 2019
3. How do you deal with anger?
Anger is a difficult emotion for me. When I get angry, I don’t handle it in a healthy way. I tend to just bottle it up inside and become withdrawn and quiet. I rarely release my anger and sometimes can hold onto something that has caused me to be angry for days, weeks or even months. I often wonder if this could be the cause of a lot of my health issues. Both physical and mental. I have ulcerative colitis and IBS. This has a tendency to be triggered when I am upset or overly stressed. I also have high blood pressure which I know is also caused by bottled up emotions that I never let out. It is a standing joke in our house that my husband who definitely releases his anger has perfect blood pressure. He claims that if I learned to if I learned to let out some of my pent up aggressions that I probably would have normal blood pressure as well. I’m not sure if his theory is all that accurate, but I guess it would be worth a try.