Anger Feels Good, But Makes You Age...Very Quickly....
Anger feels good at the moment, but in the long run, it really sucks.
Consider the damage to your anti-aging plan:
- Increased cortisol. Cortisol makes you fat and gives you a nasty hump on your back.
- High blood pressure. The longer you’re mad, the shorter you’ll live.
- Depressed immune system. Just after you toss spit into someone’s face, they yell back and toss it in yours. Good luck with that.
- Liver and kidney damage. You may as well drink a fifth every night, it’s more fun.
- Increased heart attack risk. If you think a stranger will do CPR and save you, forget it. You probably pissed him off.
If you want to stay forever young, if you want to look ageless, if you're serious about anti-aging,give up the rage. To be sure, a little anger (more like outrage) is an engine that drives bunches of good stuff: positive social change, finally cleaning the house, letters to the editor, and so on. But many of us are perpetually pissed off and send our longevity plans straight into the commode:
- The line is too long.
- I feel like hell.
- Look like it, too.
- I’m broke.
- The line still hasn’t moved.
- All drivers on earth but me are assholes.
- I’m still broke.
- And the *&!!#! line is stuck in time!
There are many methods for controlling your anger. My favorite is: change how you think. When a bona fide asshole cuts you off in traffic, understand that it’s because he has a small penis. When you remember you’re broke, feel like finally you fit in. When the line is too long, imagine everyone in it naked.
And if you feel like hell and think you look like hell too, start planning your anti-aging campaign in your head. Browse the web and look at all the before and after pix. Understand that you can take your anger out on a treadmill, and the side effects are just plain wonderful.