Anxiety and anger. Sometimes close companions, on the road to AF. For the most part I have found ways to cope with my anxiety.
My anger not so much. My anger that I lost my career to manic depression, that God saw fit to take my daughter, my anger that as a society we treat our old people and the mentally ill with such disdain. With fat cat bankers, with social inequality.... well you get my drift.
I still get the adrenaline rush associated with unanticipated events, but have learned the methods to back up my SSRI in somehow modifying the delayed onset raised cortisol levels which I understand contribute to AF.
I am not quick to anger, have never exploded in rage and have learned to let trivial perceived hurt to wash over me, like the proverbial duck's back.
There have been times I wanted to punch you in the face, but I never have. My contained anger has sometimes precipitated AF.
I understand the methods underpinning anger management.
My questions are
1. Do you find anger impacts your AF ?
2. If so, what has worked best for you in defusing your anger?
3 Is it a mistake to bottle up our anger if it does impact our AF?
4. Could CDreamer tell me what I really need to know about anger management? 🙂