Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mental Health: Blowing Off Steam

Venting To A Friend or writing in a Journal?
 To cope with stress immediately blowing off steam is the wrong way to go, according to a recent study from University of Kent in England.
The researchers found that angst ridden subjects who First vented to a friend often ending up feeling worse.
 Instead try putting pen to paper before talking to a friend. Suggests Ellen E.Baker, a D.C.based psychologist. "You can express negative feelings without worrying about being judged."she says.

 Once you have gotten frustration out, ask a friend to help, you find the funny side or silver lining in the situation. That the researchers found, is the most effective one two punch for shrugging off stress.

Credit: I am not associated with the author or contributors of this article. Article is the property of Parade Magazine.

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