Are You Addicted Anger?

Wendy Frias

11/1/20232 min read

woman with red and yellow face paint
woman with red and yellow face paint

We've all had those rough days when everything seems to go haywire. We get frustrated, maybe even throw a fit, but eventually, we shake it off and move forward. Ever wondered if constant negative emotions mean you're hooked on the drama?

It's essential to clarify that this isn't the same as having a mental illness. There's a scientific explanation behind this addiction to negative emotions, and hey, I've felt the tug myself.

So, let's dive into the science of it all...

The Adrenaline Connection:

When you experience negative emotions like anger or frustration, your body releases adrenaline. It's like a natural high—giving you the feel of amphetamines and analgesics. The surge of energy and numbness to pain might make you feel invincible.

But, there's always a crash!

Some folks find themselves caught in this addictive cycle. Anger becomes a way to escape depression, a coping mechanism for everyday emotions.

The Excuse Game:

Similar to any addiction, your brain starts searching for reasons to get angry, craving that adrenaline hit. If you're having frequent outbursts lasting more than a few minutes each week, you might be stuck in an anger addiction trap.

But fear not! Here are a few tips to help you break free:

  1. Mindfulness/Meditation: Take some time for yourself, dive into your thoughts, and discover the roots of your anger. This quiet reflection helps develop coping techniques and offers healing properties.

  2. Breathing Exercises: Step away from what's triggering you and take deep breaths—inhale, exhale. Repeat this about 10 or 15 times. It sends more oxygen to your brain, helping you think more clearly.

  3. Physical Exercise: Your body needs to move! Exercise releases chemicals in the brain that combat anxiety and depression, potential triggers for your anger episodes.

  4. Individual Therapy: Sometimes, the trauma runs too deep. Talking to a licensed professional can provide the support you need to process anger and past traumas, paving the way for a peaceful existence.

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If this resonated with you, explore my other blog posts! Your journey to peace starts now. 🌿✨