Did you know that people who vent their anger actually live longer than those who keep it bottled in? In a German study, scientists discovered that people who learn to vent their anger can add up to two years to their life.
You may be thinking about people who are constantly angry, or people who never seem to get angry. Neither of these extremes is healthy. Anger is a positive emotion and can tell us that something is wrong or we are in danger. The key to venting your anger is learning how to release it constructively.
Psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor appeared on CBS News to share some tips on appropriate ways to vent your anger, thus helping a person live longer. Dr. Taylors top 4 tips are: stay in the moment, don’t lose control, don’t be afraid to walk away, explore your emotions. Watch the video below to find out more of what she had to say and let us know what you think in the comments below.