Anger is not a good or bad thing. It’s one of the most primitive defensive mechanisms that we have. It’s the way we REACT that makes all the difference.
Men were supposed to be angry. Society told them that it was part of being “masculine”. Feeling hurt, sadness, despair, fear, guilt, anxiety, or loneliness were not seen as being strong or “manly”. Men, in turn, express their PAIN in a form that is deemed to be “masculine”——anger.
We feel angry when we feel threatened due to physical conflict, injustice, humiliation or betrayal. Our brain is setup like a scanning device, recognizing anything that is threatening. It then tells our body how to react.
The neurotransmitter “serotonin” in our brain regulates our behavior and impulse control. Low levels of it will cause you to be MORE prone to aggression, anxiety, depression, OCD, and alcoholism.
Ways to Increase Serotonin:
Eat a diet with high amino acids (fish, spinach, eggs, turkey, etc...)
Take vitamin D
Find ways that will lower your stress levels
Exercise, even if it’s just walking
Get enough sleep!
And yes, you may have to take antidepressants to help. Not a big deal.
Heard of all of these before? Yeah, well there’s a reason for that. They have a MASSIVE impact on your mind/body health.
Be in charge of YOU.