To release some tension if I'm Angry, Sad, Depress I do this.....

@calicot (256)
Philippines
December 15, 2007 7:31pm CST
Whenever I feel like these, what do I do? I raise both hands up in the air, look up, think of any happy thoughts or laughable jokes, while thinking I shout out as loud as I can the feeling I have; I'm angry, I'm sad, I'm depressed. And somehow, my negative level subsides, not totally but a great deal. I works for me, could work for you also, or maybe you could also share your technique. Anything will do, and would be a great help to everybody here. Thanks.
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@xParanoiax (7005)
• United States
24 Dec 07
I usually write, I use thoe negative emotions to fuel the story's spark of life, to make it seem more real, I just throw myself into it. I'll spend time wiht my best friend, who's mood's always rub off on me -- she's contageous lol. And if all else fails, I run or practice my eclectic fighting techniques, to get those endorphins going to help me. Sometimes, if I'm not able to do any of these things, I'll close my eyes, take a deep breath and mentally push the feeling back. And if it's not gone, then it at least moves down a bit toward more manageable levels and I can function, seemingly, to others as if nothing's going on. Which is smarter than my telling anyone other than my best friend lol.
@calicot (256)
• Philippines
25 Dec 07
That's a great way to fight of or reduce your negative emotions. Using the negativity to do something positive. I've never taught of that. What is your eclectic fighting technique that you do? Im curious. Is it like getting into a brawl with a friend for the purpose of feeling good? Please do explain? Thanks for the reply anyway. Hear from you soon.
• United States
27 Dec 07
I've read and studied, though not in depth different fighting styles, so to release some energy I'll go through the motions of my techniques which is just a garbled mixed versions of many different styles. Sometimes I'll stretch first, as is advised, but sometimes I don't. I'll go right into punching moves, kicking, or if I feel up to it..with my sword or a stick, slicing and blocking moves.
@jeb083079 (840)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
It's a good thing nobody can hear you shouting. :-) Anyways, I just used the stressball and I listen to music. I also play computer games. If it did not subside at all, I think of the reason why I am angry, sad or depress. Then I pray for guidance.
@calicot (256)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
Yeah I have tried this also. Listening to good soft music. Before I'm using a stressball but only is I'm not that so angry or depressed otherwise I could have thrown that ball here and there until I get exhausted and quiet down. Playing pc games is good also, keeps your mind off which is causing you to be depressed. Lastly, praying for guidance. When everything else fails, going to a quiet room and praying does help. Oh yeah, it does because I used to go to a adoration chapel to pray or meditate. Thanks for your tips jeb. Merry Xmas to you.
• Malaysia
19 Dec 07
This is what I do, I turn everything off, and I close my eyes and meditate.. Just stop thinking about it.. I don't know whether this would work for you, but with practice, it would work... :) hope this helps, cause seeing happy things make me even feel worst..
@calicot (256)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
Yes, that's a good way to relieve tension-meditation. Is it a form of yoga? I read in a book somewhere that lying down or sitting still, focusing on a blank spot in a room (in your case turning of the lights to remove distraction). Then concentrate on your breathing slowly in and out. I've tried this before and yes it does work. But also, the room or your surrounding should be quiet also, right? Anyway, thanks again for sharing your knowhow.
@tantal25 (839)
• United States
18 Dec 07
i usually smoke whenever i'm stressed out. but i usually lie down on my bed and think whenever i'm depressed...
@calicot (256)
• Philippines
18 Dec 07
Yes, smoking is a stress reliever to many. It relaxes tension, although, I don't smoke I tried it several times but it's not for me. I've tried doing some thinking whenever I'm depressed but it also stresses my mind so I become tired physically also. What do you think about when your depressed? Can you share with us? thanks.
17 Dec 07
I just take a walk over to the park and sit by the duck pond and just watch the ducks swimming about,and I just enjoy the relative silence. I then take a few deep breaths stand up stretch and take a walk back over the park green,I find this works for me.
@calicot (256)
• Philippines
17 Dec 07
That's good to know. Walking in a serenely calming place and watching nature in silence. And yes, breathing in deeply and if I may add releasing it slowly concentrating or imagining your tension or pressure taken out as you exhale. Thanks for your share.
• United States
16 Dec 07
When we were small my mother told all of us to do this. When we were not feeling up to ourselves. She would say to stand up and scream as loud as we could. Believe me it works like a charm. Even as an adult I have done this. It's not so bad if your neighbors don't think your being killed.
@calicot (256)
• Philippines
17 Dec 07
LOL @ the last part. Yes, it is true, maybe because shouting releases tension and somehow "wakes up" our inner system. Don't wanna sound too scientific, but true it does work. Thanks.
@besthope44 (12146)
• India
10 Oct 10
Well true, it will cause the nervousness on brains and makes to fear about the results and hence the focus is lost and hence gets into poor performance
@tryxiness (4549)
• Philippines
25 Dec 07
I would just listen to my music mostly composed of songs from Linkin Park, and other "emo" bands. :)