Monday, 13 April 2015

#MicroblogMondays: Kicking out at my emotions

Savannah has a great post about venting her emotions by throwing a wet paper towel at the wall. (Read it – it is more than just the physical act.)

When I was going through my ectopics, a woman who has become a friend suggested some ways to get our anger out, and I don’t think I’ve ever shared them here.

  • Grab some old lipstick and scrawl whatever you want to say all over your (thankfully, easy-to-clean) bathroom mirror.
  • Open a cupboard, and scream into it. (The cupboard - especially if it is one filled with towels etc - muffles sound, so your neighbours won’t call the police).
  • Kick the living daylights out of a cushion or pillow - it won't hurt it.
I tried this with cushions from my couch, as they regularly needed to be fluffed-up. As I kicked the cushion back into shape, I gradually kicked harder and harder, taking out my anger at my situation on the cushion, and getting more and more strength from those very powerful emotions that were released. 

I confess I was not a little scared at how strong those emotions were – but I will also say that the release felt good!


10 comments:

  1. We all need a release. Otherwise it builds and festers. Sounds like you found a very productive way to do so.

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  2. how I wish I had known to ask for help when I didn't know what to do with my anger. Is it such a taboo? so not lady like?

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  3. Anger is the hardest emotion for me. I'm scared to unleash it, actually. These are good suggestions.

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  4. I use to turn the music up loud in the car and scream at the top of my lungs while driving on the highway...I am a commuter so it was a safe alone space.
    I was usually exhausted by the time I got home and could imagine dealing with other tasks.

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  5. That's so funny that my post inspired your post, because your post reminded me of yet another thing! When we were unchosen, my friend bought me a stuffed bear. She told me I could cuddle it or hurt it, which ever made me feel better.

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  6. I will admit that there are some pages in my bullet journal simply covered in very large, very darkly written curse words.

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  7. Some great ideas. It still makes me sad that anyone has to go through IF and need ways to deal with anger in this manner.

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  8. Husband installed a punching bag in the basement a few years ago.

    I sometimes use it and feel SO much better afterwards.

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  9. As I told Savannah, one of the therapists I saw recommended buying a kiddie plastic bat & ball or Nerfball, and using it against a brick wall or in the basement, etc. She swore by it herself. ;) I've also read that you should buy a set of cheap dishes to smash -- but as Savannah said, you know who will wind up having to clean it up later, lol. ;)

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  10. Screaming in a pillow is also very cathartic. For me, going on a hard run - even if just for a mile - but really pushing myself always helps. I burn a lot of energy and release the endorphins all at once.

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