IS COVID MAKING YOU ANGRY?
We have all been dealing with a lot of change because of the coronavirus outbreak. Many of us have been feeling the uncertainty and ,as a result , many feel anger. Some of us are not being able to manage their anger and just showing their anger in ways that are not effective at all for anyone. We see this increase of anger on daily basis everywhere from supermarkets ,streets ,online services , domestic violence has increased…
Anger is a human emotion; it is natural, and everyone feels angry from time to time. Anger is a way to show to different emotions . Everyone is experiencing a huge amount of loss. Many feeling lonely. People are losing those that they care about, and many have lost a sense of normality, routine and contact with their family and friends. Let us admit it then…With all these emotions just blushing it is expected to feel angry with this COVID outbreak.
Isolation, loosing contact with family and friends. Lockdown it self alone or ,with the close family is hard to handle. It is important to understand that if we are experiencing anger, it is a sign of our distress and is a display of our suffering.
Anger affects our body in many ways. It increases adrenaline and other chemicals into the bloodstream which causes the heart to pump faster, raises the blood pressure, tenses the muscles, causes dry mouth, upsets the stomach, causes sweating, and basically causes a “fight or fight ” reaction. When the enemy is a virus and we don’t have any tools to fight it, when the vaccine is still not available, we feel very frustrated.
The way anger affects the body is usually not harmful, but it could be if a person is angry for long periods of time. Being angry for too long can cause a host of health problems, not to mention relationship problems with those around you. No one wants to be around an angry person. To avoid this, it’s wise to learn how to manage anger.
Generally the way you behave when you are angry is based on behaviors you have learned through your life. The good part is that those behaviors can be “unlearn”, leaving room for new ones. Here some ideas that might help you cope with your anger:
We understand that anger can be a challenging emotion to experience and manage. If you are struggling with your anger and feel that you would benefit from some professional help, many therapy services are now providing support through video conferences in response to COVID-19 so that people can still access treatment during this time of social distancing. Seek for professional help.
At Estrada Vigil & Medical Group we have many specialists that will be able to help you through this situation ,in person or online, with the less emotional impact possible. Remember we can not change the situation we are going through but we can change our attitude towards it.