Come One, Come All, Come Vent!
You’re frustrated, your heart is beating fast, you’re holding your breath in, until you realize ‘I must breathe!’ Today is one of those days, oh man! why?! you’re left with one question on your mind… can anything else go wrong? (whoops! you should never ask that question, because something ALWAYS goes wrong after that question is asked… it never fails!) People around you notice the volcano YOU is about to erupt with a massive explosion… so, you leave the room, enter the kitchen, slam a cabinet or two and mouth-off the list of annoyances that manifested and trampled all over you! Dang it this, dang it that, why?, crap, stupid, blah, blah, blah…
You’re VENTING! How awesome is venting? It’s the greatest release of frustration… it’s pretty close to a rap song too! you could beat Twista (a very fast rap artist!) with how fast your words are flying out of your mouth… can you say Platinum record? (if only you were in the recording studio!)
So what are the benefits to POSITIVE venting? how can you go about it in a non scary way? (you don’t want to frighten everyone or be known as the ‘crazy-insane person,’ do you? OR even worse hurt someones feelings). Let’s check this ‘venting’ out shall we?!
- When you vent you release the negative feelings within you… the last thing you want to do is hold on to negativity, keeping it bottled inside, actually makes it worse later on because you continue to add more fuel to the fire with each problem until you ‘really explode.’ Venting let’s you get it out and move on. So to go about it in a healthy-non-damaging way, feel free to find a place to yourself, say aloud everything that is bugging you, then count to 10, take a few deep breaths and feel yourself relax. If you don’t feel like doing it that way, feel free to write it out, then take your deep breaths (always use breathing techniques to calm yourself down!)
- Venting helps restore your equilibrium and thought process. Have you ever been so mad you can’t think straight? You’re neurological system gets hit with emotions and is on overload, so please find your inner calmness after saying your list of frustrations.
- TALK to someone about your troubles (not yelling or lashing out!) Take a deep breath, count to 10 and then talk to someone you can trust and is sympathetic! “If you’re too emotionally entangled in what happened to you, you can’t think very clearly about what you may still be able to do about the situation,” Clinical psychologist Leon F.Seltzer said. “The mere act of venting to a compassionate other has its own gratifications. There are times when your friend might be able to suggest potentially productive actions, that in your agitated state, might have never occurred to you.”
Here’s your chance readers… leave a VENTING comment if you’d like… get it all out so you can calm down, move on, and enjoy the rest of your day, week, month…
Did someone eat the last of your ice cream and leave the empty container in the freezer? Did someone throw away a sentimental thing of yours? Did a dang telemarketer call AGAIN during dinner with your family? Did you get passed up for a job promotion? Did your wonderful kids turn into monsters for an hour and drove you nuts? go ahead share… chances are you’re not alone with your problems and it’ll feel good to relate with others… Let’s help each other out!
Have a great day readers!
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photo quote 2 by: inneranglesandenemies.wordpress.com
baby photo by: knoworthy.com