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March 26, 2009

Does blowing off steam really help?

Filed under: Uncategorized — teddytowncrier @ 1:13 pm

Some of us let the drang and sturm of everyday life get to us and I’ve had my share of niggling concerns but I can’t see the value of disrupting my emotional health and demolishing my peace of mind.

My philosophy is to “Let it go” and move on to something more important.

On the other hand there are some who seem to feel that “Blowing the Stack” is the answer.

I received the following from Vince Wright which gives us a couple of interesting perspectives on what blowing off steam really costs us.

A message to all members of MyLinkingPowerForum.com

In my coaching sessions, I make clear to those I’m working with that it’s okay for them to vent to me – privately.

None of us can get through an entire life without venting – nor should we permit ourselves to be cornered into believing that a life without venting is even possible.

Yet, looked at from a certain perspective, venting represents energy – a LOT of energy!

During times when things are challenging us the most, we need the most energy we can get. And remember this: Human energy is finite. (And, too, we use a lot of energy to replenish energy. (Consider, for example, how much energy we expend in finding, preparing, and consuming food.))

So, here’s the thing to think about when it comes to venting.

1. Constructive venting is like a controlled burn – talking things out with trusted friends, writing blogs and posting to forums, reciting poetry, playing a musical instrument, painting, playing board games, exercises such as kick boxing, shadow boxing, calling 211, etc. can be looked at as constructive ways of venting,

2. Negative venting is like an uncontrolled burn – it’s getting out some of the poisonous things inside but at too high a price – yelling, profanity, verbal abuse, physical abuse, intentionally manipulating others to their detriment, self-sabotage can be looked at as negative ways of venting.

So, while venting should be an integral part of your self-management, make sure that your venting is as useful, purposeful, and as constructive as possible…

Thanks, and Keep STRONG!!
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