Do different emotions affect the heart adversely?
Anger appears to be the most dangerous emotion, increasing heart strain by raising blood pressure and increasing heart rate. If you are angry, write a letter about the person or problem, expressing your anger, then tear it up. (Don’t send it!) Yell and shout at a mirror, then laugh at yourself as you regain perspective. Learn to count to 10 slowly, while breathing deeply. I feel that I am stressed at the end of the day. What can I do? You are probably overdoing things and overcommitted. Look at your day: can you organise it better? • Does anyone or any issue stress you more? If so, bring it into the open. • Walk some of the way to work and try to get out at lunch time. • If you feel trapped in your home all day, make the effort to go out – go window shopping, walk round a shopping mall if it is raining; walk in the park if it’s fine. • Complete the day with deep breathing exercises, have a warm soak in the bath, clean your teeth and freshen up. • Read a book, do a crossword, work on a