Wednesday, November 9, 2011

ANGRY Headaches

Holding in and onto anger is a major headache trigger. Try to accept your feelings and let them go.
Feeling ticked off by just about everything these days? More than depression or anxiety, bottled-up anger is one of the biggest causes of headaches. Letting your hostility fester can do a lot more than cause body tension; it may even lead to premature heart disease.

However, getting things off your chest by way of an angry outburst isn’t always the best reaction either. Instead, when you feel your fuse getting short, remove yourself from the situation, if possible, and breathe deeply to calm your body down. Acknowledge your feelings and identify the reasons why you’re upset. Try to let go of things that are beyond your control, and accept that some things in life are simply unfair.

Instead of assuming others are out to get you, give people the benefit of the doubt. Have compassion for them, and ask yourself if perhaps they just don’t know any better.

Above all, learn how to forgive; make that conscious choice to not hold a grudge. It will help you control your temper — and your headaches.

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