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Feeling a little tense? Learn how to relax with the stress relief tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Room to scream
- Artistic expression
- Journal writing
- Good cry (optional)
Find a place to scream
Find a room, field, backyard, or warehouse to go to and scream. It doesn't have to make sense so much as bleed some of the negative, pent-up feelings.
Express through art
Releasing your creativity can help release pent-up emotions. Express yourself through art, whether painting, writing, singing, or dancing.
Listen to music
Listen to music to feel your emotions, experience pleasure, release the pain, and eventually heal.
Write it down
Process your feelings by writing in a journal, without editing, to understand yourself, to blow off steam, and to reflect on your misconceptions.
Talk to yourself
Talk to yourself as if you were another person and rage at full tilt. Be a good friend and advise yourself.
Speak with pets
Talk to your pets and pour it out. They can't answer, but they'll always accept and love you.
See a counselor
See a psychologist, who can teach more techniques for recognizing and releasing your emotions.