Sure, most people utter a vulgar word or two when they’re mad. But what drives some to shatter mirrors and burn down houses?
We are born with emotions, but nobody is born angry. To a certain extent, however, it is okay to blame it on biology. Author of Anger Kills, Dr. Redford William, explains that serotonin, a brain chemical, is highly responsible for helping us control aggressive impulses caused by anger. When you have low serotonin levels, the brain has a hard time managing emotional reactions to anger.
Despite all that, you’re not at lost. You can, and you will find the strength to control the flame. Here are 10 ways to get you started:
Take Time Out
Breathe deeply and count to 10. Alternatively, move away from the person or situation, and do something else.