Sometimes we can't rest. Our minds whirl and twirl. Our day feels like Star Wars coming at us.
I've found it not only healthy, but restful to find a way to shout all that pent up stuff out.
No, lol, I'm not talking about going around yelling for no reason or yelling at people unreasonably...
After a rough week, today found my husband and I at a basketball camp for our son. He was on his 3rd game. We didn't make it to the first 2 for various reasons. But making it to that last one was definitely a smart call!
We began shouting encouragement with the other attending parents. Soon, we found ourselves laughing along with each other. We'd come in stressed and pressured. We left arm in arm and smiling at everyone. Rooting for the team and opening the steam valve felt much like that first soak in a hot tub when you have sore muscles. Relief!
Just being able to shout out the emotions from a hard work week helped both of us.
I learned today that releasing pent up pressure in a healthy manner is restful.
What could you do to release some of that stress you've been holding back?
Can you watch a movie that makes you laugh? Can you find a game to go to so you can shout with the crowd? Can you hike a mountain and shout at the sky? (Yep, I've done that too.) Could you sit in a hot tub and simply let go?
Let your blood pressure rest. Find a way to shout it out so you don't keep it all inside and never relax.
Share some of your ideas with us too. How do you release tension and pressure?
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