As most of you know, anger is my primary emotion. It consumes me and makes me the person that I am. That being said, it will probably also be the death of me. Blogging is a good release for a lot of that anger, but smashing hard on the keyboard of my computer doesn’t seem to cut the mustard all the time. So I am trying to come up with a few new ways to release this tension. Here are the ideas I came up with.
Physical Violence – This seems like the most logical reaction to anger, but probably not the most productive way to unleash the beast in you. Sure you will probably be physically tired after beating the living shit out of someone but the reprecussions that follow are usually and I stress USUALLY not worth it.
Verbal Abuse – Probably my favorite way to spur the agression I have in me. Very few things are more enjoyable than calling someone a stupid fuck face while you are driving. Becareful though. Verbal abuse can lead you back to physical violence very quickly.
Self Mutalation – I generally don’t endulge in this activity (once I had a girlfriend punch me in the ass when I got angry and I admit I kind of liked it). Not because I am better than that. I am not, I just don’t know how to hurt myself in a way where I actually won’t hurt myself. Once while shopping at Walmart the teller (who had many scars on her forearms) got a paper cut while checking me out. At first it seemed as though she was generally hurt, but then her mood went from pissy to quite pleasant, so who knows maybe I am missing out on something here.
Here are some ideas from the experts at the Mayo Clinic (what ever that place is).
Take A Time Out – This may work for some people but to me it just seems like taking an extra 10 seconds is 10 seconds longer than the douche who just wronged you deserves. I say take 10 seconds after you are done pummeling someone and reflect on how things could have been different.
Use Humor To Diffuse A Situation – I agreed whole heartedly with this one, until I read further into the suggestion and it said “but don’t use sarcasm”. Wrong! Everyone loves sarcasm.
Feel free to add your suggestions to this list.