Anger is a human emotion often associated with destruction, but it can sometimes be a motivator for achievement. It is associated with high levels of cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Controlling anger can result in numerous benefits considering it affects the body like increased heart rate, blood pressure, and adrenaline hormones.
Sometimes anger can give you the necessary impetus to take proactive measures to achieve your goals or rectify difficult situations. It can be mobilizing, considering the emotion will push you into a certain focus, and with good control, you are likely to deal with a problem or achieve a goal. Also, collective anger can be beneficial, especially when starting a movement for a just cause. Anger enhances psychological arousal, which may prepare one to take action that someone may not take.
It offers pleasure
Sometimes when you get angry, expressing the anger can be a better and quick way of becoming calm and healthy, provided it is asserted calmly without aggression. If you release anger, you can refocus on other positive things compared when you don’t express your anger, resulting in passive-aggressive acts. Unlike other emotions like sadness and shame, anger gives a pleasurable moment when expressed correctly.
Anger can save relationships
Usually, when talking about harmonious relationships, we might consider anger as a bad thing. This could be true when it is carelessly expressed and managed. However, if proactively used, anger can be vital in finding and working on a solution that could help a relationship in the future. When you are upset with your partner, they will know there is a problem, and you can work on a solution.
Anger is impactful
When someone is angry, they can capture others’ attention who will listen to what they are saying. Usually, people will sympathize with emotions of loneliness, worry, and sadness but will listen when someone is angry. This unique emotion can help one to grow in mindfulness as paying attention to one’s anger can help them know the source and trigger of their anger.