Do you find yourself yelling at the TV because of something said by a politician? Maybe you engage in road rage as you drive to work because someone cut you off or the light didn’t turn green fast enough. Perhaps a colleague or a spouse questions something you did and suddenly you go into red alert prepared for a full-on self-defense attack. These knee-jerk reactions are causing havoc on your well-being and health and mostly likely impairing your ability to make better decisions.
Do you typically stuff your anger?
Is your mantra “keep calm and carry on?”
Do you work hard to stay positive and promote a sunny outlook?
While optimism, positivity, and maximizing wins do lead to happiness, research indicates suppressing our emotions can have negative health consequences and prevent us from achieving desired outcomes.