The study, in the Annals of Family Medicine, found that nearly 32% of all the patients reported being irritable just before they were injured, 18% reported being angry and 13% reported being hostile.
If you have angry workers in your department or you yourself are angry, you may end up reporting more injuries on the job. A recent study by the Annals of Family Medicine found that high levels of anger increase the risk of injury. Angry people are more likely to sustain injuries serious enough to require emergency medical care, and the risk is higher for men than women, says lead author Daniel Vinson of the University of Missouri.
Make no mistakes, everyone has to deal with life’s problems. A key to dealing with the “big” and “little” everyday problems is coping with them in a positive way. We all know that if we get rammy or too aggressive we seldom solve anything and we usually pay a price resulting in a personal injury to our loved ones, our co-workers or ourselves.
Think about the situations in your life that cause you to become angry. Are they important or unimportant? Are they controllable or uncontrollable? If they are controllable take the necessary action to change negative feelings to positive.
Everyone gets angry from time to time, when controlled there is less chance of harming the people around us or ourselves. Try to take a deep breath, count to ten, go for a short, brisk walk and come back with a smile. You’ll usually get one in return.
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