Anger Increases the Chance of Heart Disease

Well here we are – another new Year and new Decade! This is the start of something new and exciting or you can see the year ahead as difficult and stressful, ultimately you choose how you view 2020.

How you view things makes a huge difference. When we expect things to go wrong, they usually do when we expect things to go well, they often do.

What you think and feel is what you get

As Henry Ford said: ‘If you think you can or think you can’t you are right either way.’ As we start this year are you fearing the worst or expecting the best? What you See and what you Say is often what you Get.

Believe that this is going to be a great year and whenever you have doubts and fears think of things you are grateful for and you will start to feel more positive. Our feelings are connected to our thinking so when are fearful we feel bad when we are grateful, we feel good.

Don’t give up and stay positive

Keep believing that things will work out well for you no matter how things look. If you do this and keep working towards your dreams you will be amazed how things work out.

I came across this article about anger which will help me in 2020:

Anger Management

“In 2017, over half of all homicides in England and Wales were the result of some type of anger. But anger not only kills others, it can kill you.

Dr Redford Williams, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science at Duke University, states: ‘The hostility and anger associated with Type-A behaviour is a major contributor to heart disease.

People who struggle with anger are five times more likely to suffer coronary heart disease, and people with heart disease more than double their risk of a heart attack when they get angry.’

 Of course, there’s a difference between anger and mere aggravation.

A little girl asked her father to explain that difference. So, he picked up the phone, dialled a number, allowed his daughter to listen in, and when the other person answered, he said, ‘Hello. Is Melvin there?’

Back came the answer, ‘There’s no one here named Melvin. Why don’t you look up numbers before you dial them?’ The father waited a moment, then re-dialled the number. ‘Hello. Is Melvin there?’

The man yelled, ‘I just told you there’s no Melvin here! Don’t call this number again!’ then slammed down the receiver. The father looked at his daughter and said, ‘Honey, that was anger.

Now let me show you aggravation.’ He dialled the number again and when a voice roared back, ‘Hello!’ her dad calmly said, ‘Hi. This is Melvin, have there been any calls for me?’

The word anger is only one letter short of the word danger. So, keep anger at bay and live longer!”

I want a healthy exciting life

I want to live a long and healthy life and if anger has the power to change this then I am going to do everything I can to stay calm in all situations. This is one of my goals for this year. I have improved immensely over the past few years but there are still times when I do lose it.

Thoughts for the week:

  1. How are you viewing 2020?
  2. Do you see it full of problems and difficulty or do you see it as an exciting challenge?
  3. How you view the year will make a huge difference.
  4. It all starts in our minds then appears in our lives.
  5. I challenge you to reframe your negative thinking to positive thinking at every opportunity this year and see what happens.

Well that’s it for this week have a wonderful weekend – Happy New Year and much success in 2020!

Warm regards


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