How to Let It All Out

Don't run from your emotions -- learn to embrace them by letting them all out and letting them go.

You will need

  • Room to scream
  • Artistic expression
  • Journal writing
  • Pets
  • Psychologist
  • Good cry (optional)

Step 1 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.

Step 2 Express through art Releasing your creativity can help release pent-up emotions. Express yourself through art, whether painting, writing, singing, or dancing.

Step 3 Listen to music Listen to music to feel your emotions, experience pleasure, release the pain, and eventually heal.

Step 4 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.

Step 5 Talk to yourself Talk to yourself as if you were another person and rage at full tilt. Be a good friend and advise yourself.

Step 6 Speak with pets Talk to your pets and pour it out. They can’t answer, but they’ll always accept and love you.

Step 7 See a counselor See a psychologist, who can teach more techniques for recognizing and releasing your emotions.