Are you an angry bird?

Woman screaming


Nowadays, more and more women are identifying with ‘angry bird syndrome’ and struggling to manage the angst that has become a part of their daily life.

It’s impacting not only on our personal and professional relationships, but it’s also negatively affecting our health. It’s time to understand why we’re reacting the way we are and how we can stop it! So why are we struggling to contain the red mist?

Although there are many triggers, most psychologists think we’re finding it increasingly difficult to contain our anger and frustration because we expect too much of ourselves. The root cause of our issues stems from the unrealistic expectations we place on ourselves and our desire to be perfect; have the ideal body, the dream job, the rom-com worthy love life, and amazing friends.

It’s important to remember that anger is a healthy expression of emotion. If we didn’t get angry, that would be an even bigger issue. But it’s how you process the emotion that counts. If you just continue to rage, your anger will negatively impact on your life. Not only does it cloud your judgement and cause you to act irrationally, it can also have an effect on you physically.




Which of the following bullet points apply to you? If you agree with THREE of more and, yep, you’re an angry bird! But don’t stress, just follow our anger management tips which No.1 will be publishing tomorrow online at to combat your inner rage.


  • You experience road rage on a regular basis
  • You’ve lost the rag at your partner or kids for no reason
  • You’ve smashed things when arguments get heated
  • You hold a grudge when someone has wronged you
  • You get headaches or a sore tummy when you get annoyed
  • You regret how you behaved after an argument
  • You’re fluent in sarcasm; it’s almost your second language
  • You grind your teeth in your sleep
  • It takes you a long time to get over an argument


* Find out how to regain control at tomorrow

Laura Coventry