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Hold it!

BUSINESS AFTER BUSINESS - Romelinda Garces - The Freeman

There are moments I am sure where we are confronted with issues that get to our nerves. Oh yes! especially in this business environment where competition is on the rise because of the constricting resources available. It is not only rice that is dwindling in reserves. Patience is, as well.

But oftentimes when confronted with the react, attack, and fire, the better part of us has to take hold and allow the adrenalin to simmer, so that the positive hormones can take over and we reduce the ignited stress into a slowdown of blood pressures to allow the coolness to resurface and take better control.

When one gets angry, catecholamines, a neurotransmitter chemical, is released in your body and this may account for that sudden flush of energy to get into battle with a full defensive stance. In an article in Everyday Health, Dr. Christ Aiken, a clinical psychiatry instructor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina reminds us that anger can trigger a heart attack if not managed properly. Anger should be managed properly and must not be suppressed to the level of contained aggression. Too much repression can be damaging as anger may eat up a person if the rage is not slowly released and expressed. It is best to be calm, and express one s anger constructively once the mind has taken over the situation.

Scientific experiments record that anger weakens your immune system. You will notice this when you have a disagreement with someone at home or at work. You lose the drive, it saps your energy and may even cause depression. A study done by Harvard University scientists record a decrease in immunoglobulin A, an antibody that helps against infection and if you are one who is constantly angry, you bet you will be prone to more anxiety and health disorders.

They say that lifestyle is the number one culprit of many of our diseases. My natural medicine doctor Corazon Villaver of Health is Wealth clinic would always advise me to review the food that I take in so that it has less sugar and more natural nutrients. Along with it there should be good exercise, and a centering of the spirit. Peace of mind is important to keeping good health as we have seen in the research of documentarist and writer Dan Buettner in his book on the Blue Zones. There is a need to take a break and detach oneself from a situation of unease.

Rating may not work well as well. Journaling can. But public disposition of anger may boomerang and cause more anxiety than good as people tend to react and be as candid in the open space.

So when we are tempted to rave, take a deep beath, release it, clear your mind, cool your emotions, but never bottle things up. Spill it slowly, gently if possible, to the right person. And together, find a solution for better closures.

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