ANGER ON MY MIND

Anger Management as time Management

Posted on: May 24, 2007

Anger Management as time Management

So much time is wasted being angry. For some, years are spent holding a grudge or finding ways to get even. I have therefore had pause to ask – How much time is wasted being angry? What if there was a way to measure this. I am sure that as an entire society we would be wasting millions of hours harboring anger.

For relationships, reducing inappropriate anger could increase the quality of time spent sharing with our love. For the employer reducing anger and conflict could improve productivity. Therefore when employees, spouses, business owners or anyone for that matter learns to management their anger there will be built in an element of time management.

The Andersons and Anderson model of anger management teaches not only anger management but stress management, emotional intelligence and communication skills. Learning the skills presented in this model can help to reduce the wastage of time spent in unnecessary conflict and improve the quality of relationships at work, home and school.

Therefore for this writer anger management interventions—although indirectly—will teach time management. This is an important lesson that one of my clients taught me as they related that since they had anger management the time spent with love ones improved in both quantity and quality. As a provider of anger mangement this was both a revelation and heart warming. I can only wish this kind of result for anyone who struggles with anger. To find an anger mangmetn provider in your area visit www.anger-management-resources.org

Carlos Todd, LPC, NCC, CAMF

President of the American Association of Anger Management Providers

Carlos Todd is the owner of Todd’s Anger Management Solutions in Charlotte, NC

www.masteringanger.com www.aaamp.org

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