- Mental Health
Anger Management through Foods and Essential Oils
Anger and Irritability and the most common negative emotions observed in day to day life. Studies have shown that certain foods are beneficial in improving mood and treating irritability. Similarly, Aromatherapy is considered effective in instilling calmness and managing anger effectively.
Irritability and Anger
Irritability is a milder form of anger; and may be demonstrated as a behavioral response to physiological, pathological, environmental, situational, and emotional stimuli. It is usually manifested as bad temper, touchiness and petulance.
Anger is a more intense reaction and is related to your interpretation of been wronged, offended or denied; and is a tendency to tackle that by retaliating.
Anger is seen in the facial expression, body language and excessive aggression; and is associated with increased heart rate, raised blood pressure, and elevation of adrenaline and noradrenaline.
Anger becomes the predominant feeling when you make the conscious choice to take action to stop the intimidating or hostile behavior of an outside force.
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Foods to Prevent Irritability and Consequently Anger from Manifesting
Certain foods are known to act on the nervous system and help calm you down. Make sure you include at last 2 of these in to your daily diet. It prevents irritability from escalating in to angry outbursts and promotes peace and a feeling of well being.
- Spinach: spinach provides you with iron, manganese, magnesium and vitamin B complex. it perks up energy levels appreciably, keeps you feeling cheerful and wards of irritability.
- Walnuts: walnuts are often called 'brain food'. They step up your concentration power and improve your focus. Walnuts supply loads of omega 3 fatty acid. It also provides the body with arginine, which is essential to prevent shooting of the blood pressure.
- Banana: banana is an excellent source of potassium and vitamin B complex. Clinical studies state that banana is an important 'mood food'. It elevates your mood, fights irritability and depression and also prevents your blood pressure and heart rate from escalating. Have one banana as a mid morning snack, so that you are fueled for the entire day.
Have Walnuts and Bananas Daily
Anger Management Techniques: How to Manage Anger with Aromatherapy
It is very important to understand that you can not overcome anger by expressing it. It can only be diluted or transformed. The intensity of your emotion will reduce gradually, or you could transform the feeling in to patience and tolerance. Aromatherapy can assist you in managing your temper effectively. When used in combination, aromatherapy and meditation yield great results in controlling temper and irritability.
Essential oils that are recommended to treats anger are: Frankincense, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Melissa.
Aromatherapy oils calm you down and soothe frayed and tensed nerves. They help you introspect and analyze your behavior. Using aroma oils to meditate gives your mind a much needed holiday and suffuses you with peace and harmony.
Float one of these oils on the water of your aroma oil burner, and light a candle. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Become aware of the vaporizing oil and focus on relaxing your body. If thoughts crowd your mind, try not to dwell on them, let them pass by. Practicing this daily will proffer brilliant results. Make time to meditate.