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.
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