Anger and anxiety can coincide with one another, and each emotion feeds off the other, exacerbating the situation.
In other words, you become anxious over something, a friend or spouse comes along and says something, and you blow up because of your anxiety. Then because you are so angry, you become more anxious—a vicious cycle.
We usually associate anxiety with being scared or worried about something, which in some is accompanied by anger. If you experience anger more often than not while having anxiety, experts say you shouldn’t ignore it.
Anxiety is connected to some threat or a perceived threat that you are underestimating yourself to deal with that situation. Anger usually comes from some frustration about something.
If you experience anger while having anxiety, know you are not alone. Anger from anxiety can feel shameful but can be overcome with compassion, understanding, and therapy.
Things That Increase Stress And Anger
Things That Reduce Stress And Anger
- Deep breathing yoga
- Social Activities
How To Manage Anxiety And Anger
CBT For Anxiety And Anger
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT will allow you to recognize what triggers your anxiety and anger and then decide whether you can do something about it. If you can solve the problem that is causing your anxiety, you will be able to alleviate your anger.
CBT is very effective in treating anxiety, be sure to visit my post below to read more about how this therapy can help you.
Confront Or Walk Away
Learning whether to stand up to the person or situation and be angry or walk away and avoid what’s upsetting will only be beneficial if you set consistent boundaries to your thought process. Stay in the present moment and practice mindfulness exercises and catch yourself before you react.
Calm breathing and relaxing your muscles are crucial to controlling your emotions.
Past experiences often play a roll in what we feel or think, and sometimes these can be distorted and make your anxiety and anger worse.
Find What Calms You
You know what triggers your anxiety, but do you know what calms you? Find things that help alleviate and ease your anxiety and anger.
It could be listening to music, exercising, running. You can even try breathing exercises or doing a puzzle.
Find what works for you and stick to it. Don’t let your emotions get the best of you and make the situation worse.
Talk About Your Anger
One of the best things I did was talk about my anxiety and feeling of anger.
Explain to them what triggers your anger and anxiety. Also, tell them about what helps calm you down. Don’t justify your actions; just explain what goes on in your head.
How do you cope with your anger caused by anxiety? Let me know below.