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Positive Anger

Anger is almost always seen as something negative, which harms the targets of your anger and those around you. The destructiveness of this intense feeling is undeniable, but what about the possible positive consequences of anger? It seems crazy to think that it may have a good side, but scientists worldwide can already prove this is a reality.

“A daily dose of anger doesn’t hurt anyone; on the contrary, it can even be beneficial.” Such was the claim defended by scientists at the Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria Ramon de la Fuente Muñiz in Mexico, who discovered that irritation could benefit the heart and brain as it releases dopamine. This hormone can stimulate the brain and promote the excitation of neurons.

Research results have shown that feeling angry for 30 to 40 minutes every day makes our body produce more dopamine and norepinephrine, hormones capable of improving physical condition and helping you better solve some problems.

It is now commonplace for people to talk about the importance of experiencing feelings such as discomfort, sadness, or disgust. Everyone has their role in a person’s emotional growth, and they should not be canceled out in search of a supposed eternal and unshakable happiness.

As for anger, it plays a fundamental role in protecting and defending life. It represents the perception of a concrete threat, an invasion of limits, and aggression to our existence. As long as it’s not a constant feeling, having a little anger is natural and can serve as an impetus to push our limits or correct injustices.

Some psychiatrists mention that anger can be a positive sign that indicates that the individual needs to act to change their life situation before they have a heart attack or fall into depression. But of course, as the intensity of the feeling is very volatile, it is crucial to know how to control tantrums so as not to feel regret, or cause damage to work and relationships, along with legal and criminal consequences. A moment of anger can be the trigger for a terrible accident; a decision made under the bias of anger can bring regrets for a lifetime.

When faced with an explosive situation, try to take a deep breath, rethink your attitude and understand the reasons for your anger. Even in this more negative light of rage, we can extract some good. In this way, it also becomes an excellent source of self-knowledge, exposing our limits, wishes, frustrations, and insecurities so we can work on them.

As with everything in life, moderation is the key to not letting anger use you. You are the one who should use anger as a natural and necessary ally for healthy emotional development. So relax: save your anger for the proper moments and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

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