Katrina Murphy Coaching
4 min readOct 4, 2021

What do you do when you feel angry?

Is that even a feeling that you allow yourself to express?

All too often when that flush of emotion arises, we make ourselves wrong for feeling it and get stuck in patterns of guilt and ‘stuffing down’ our anger. It’s an uncomfortable emotion that most people don’t like to experience or witness.

When we don’t give voice to this emotion, leave it unresolved or express anger in an unhealthy way, it not only create havoc inside our bodies but also erupts when we least expect it. Unresolved anger will literally destroy your relationships just because it creeps into every aspect of your life just waiting — like a volcano — to explode and release the stress that anger creates.

The purpose of this article is to discuss feelings that can lead to anger and effective ways to express and resolve anger.

The Warning Signs

We’ve all experienced anger, but often it still creeps up unexpectedly. Noticing the physical changes in our bodies can help alert you to the fact that you’re becoming angry. Some physical signs may include:

  • headache
  • stomach discomfort
  • tightness in the jaw
  • tense muscles
  • sweating



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