Someone has rightly defined RAGE as a combination or addition of 4 fiery emotions. They are Revenge, Anger, Grudge and Envy.
There are ways to vent out inbuilt frustration and rage is often the form that many resort to. However, this is not beneficial for our mind as well as health, as extreme anger or outbursts can cause damage when you hurt a person verbally or physically. Rage can result in strained relations, high blood pressure and even seizures.
Thus it is advisable to control this deadly emotion before it causes serious harm – to the angry person as well as the person who is targeted.
- Think before you react. However, in a fit of rage a person’s thinking and reasoning ability goes for a toss. So it is beneficial to calm down and count under your breath so that when you decide to open up, you do not end up hurting anybody with your harsh words or gestures. A calm mind allows you to retrospect and decide whether your actions or words are appropriate or not. Words are like an arrow. Once you shoot them from the mouth it may result in leaving a bleeding heart, maybe even of your loved one. So think before you speak.
- Rage is an emotion that stems from resentment. If someone else has the fortune of owning something valuable, learn to appreciate it. There is no need to envy or resent the fact that you cannot have a similar object. It is a human tendency to display and share one’s possessions with acquaintances and family. Have a lion’s heart and share their happiness instead of throwing a fit of rage out of jealousy.
- When you feel highly irritated and believe that it is a sign of rage, then it is advisable to retreat to a secluded spot to cool off. Confronting people in an angry mood only result in altercations and physical harm. Drawn curtains, dim lights and soothing melodies help to calm a disturbed mind.
- The best way to fight rage is to divert your mind away from the surrounding responsible for the situation. Try to find inner peace by following yoga or meditation. These techniques let you explore your inner self and that helps to relax. Deeply focus on thoughts that are close to your heart and let your mind gradually ease out the tension and frustration.
- Night time is a peaceful time when you retire to bed after a hard day’s work. If by any chance you have had a bad day and arguments, then do not curse or fume on your way to bed. This will not allow you to have a sound sleep that is so necessary for your tired body and mind.
- Rage is not limited to indoors but can be seen on roads too. Road rage is common when a person is short tempered and finds other motorists or pedestrians annoying due to their poor traffic sense. Just wait and think what if you too make a similar mistake sometimes? To err is human. So it is totally uncalled for to run someone down if they happen to jump in front of your car by mistake. Abusing and getting physical with the “wrongdoers” can be prevented if you have enough self-control.
Hurting someone physically or verbally is not a sign of a balanced and composed person. We have no right to take anyone’s life. So control, compose and cool off.