How do you blow off steam?
January 12, 2018 5:29am CST
When I'm angry or depressed, I just remember it's all hormonal, and I start cleaning the house like a mad person. When the apartment is finally spotless and there's nothing left for me to do, if I'm still in a really bad mood, then I exercise like all hell broke loose, and I don't stop until I forget what I was mad about. And I do both of these things with really loud music. Of course I'm all sore the next day. But it helps tremendously! And I finish it off by putting uplifting music and dancing. Of course my kiddos start laughing at me, in which case I just grab them and dance with them. Yup, lots of insanity going on in this home. Anyways, that's how I turn a bad day around. How do you turn a bad day around, or blow off steam?
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That's exactly what I do . . . stay super productive when I have those negative feelings within. Otherwise, I will stare at the walls, become a zombie and zone out - that's not good. At least by "doing things", we are accomplishing something, hopefully distracting us from the anger or depression. I will do the music/dancing too . . . I think the music can change our mood - and dancing just keeps our body circulating in a good way. Sidenote: I was in a car accident a couple days ago - totally the other person's fault . . . we are ok but I am PO'd that I having to deal with this. So I am glad you wrote this post - right now I'm keeping super busy!!!
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@thehousewife Thank you. Every morning I volunteer at my son's school for maybe an hour, but this morning I stayed for 3 hours. It was a good distraction because I knew when I came home I had to deal with calling back claim adjusters and such . . . at least keeping busy made me calm. I don't like that anxious feeling either.