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I Need to Vent: 6 Guilt-Free Things to Take Your Anger Out On

When life gets tough, and you get frustrated by the constant pressure you're put on, it is time to vent. Learn how to let go of some steam and feel better about yourself, with the our help.

Ways to let some steam off

Everyday life can get really busy and frustrating, and who can blame you. We're usually packed with multiple tasks, jobs and obligations, and we take on more than we can handle. Then there is our family, relationships with partners and co-workers, and you need to be kind, friendly and positive at all times. That's when the situation really gets tough. You have to keep going, but you simply don't know how, because you feel like you're going to explode. After all, you're not a superhero. That's when you think to yourself: ‘'I need to vent. And fast.''

woman venting out at punching bag

First of all, this is a completely normal reaction to stress that has been bottling up inside of you for days, weeks or even months. You're not insane, you just can't cope with all that's going on, and this is a natural reaction to an overload of emotions and obligations. All you really need to do is vent. But how do you do this? Don't worry, we're here to help you let off some steam, with a few helpful ways on how to do it. After all, we've been there, and we thought it might be a good idea to share our wisdom and experiences with all of you. With our tricks, you'll keep your stress level on the low, your thoughts positive and you'll never, ever feel like you're going out of your mind again. Stay tuned.

What do when you need to vent

1. Write about it

2. Go jogging

3. Call someone

4. You time

5. Glove up

6. Curate

Learn how to Relax and Let All of the Frustration Out By Following Our Easy Tips

You will find out, there is more than one good way to vent when you feel stressed out. Whether you write about it or just spend time alone doing something you enjoy, how you do that is up to you.

1. Write Down Your Feelings

stack of paper with cursive writing

If you're not the kind of person that can let off steam through physical activity, there's always the simple way of writing down your feelings. Take a piece of paper and a pen, and write down everything that is bothering you right now. Let it all out. Don't worry, it doesn't hurt the paper, so you can write as much as you can. Releases all of that negative energy bottled up inside of you and let it go. Once it's on paper, you're going to feel more relaxed, because it's like you confided to someone.

Don't forget, after writing down all of your negative feelings and emotions, make a list of all the positive things that are going on in your life at the moment. Make sure to include everything you are grateful for, so that you can move and focus on the positive.

2. Early Morning Jog

Even if you're not the morning person, letting off steam through a healthy work out is one of the best ways to get back on track and focus. Getting up early in the morning, lets you enjoy the fresh air, and release all of that tension in a less crowded environment. You don't have to run a marathon, but run until you feel like you can't think anymore and you feel better about yourself. Physical activity has the magical power to transform a bad day into a really great one.

3. Call a Friend

We all lead very busy lives, but the truth of the matter is, we sometimes just need someone to talk to, to make things seem better. If you're at home thinking "I need to vent to someone'', then don't wait any longer. Pick up the phone and call your best friend. Or even better, go out for a walk with your bestie and let it all out. If you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, the people around you probably can, because they are looking at things in your life from another perspective. Don't hesitate to seek advice if you need to.

4. Be Alone

Some people don't need other people to help them vent. Think of a situation like this: You're completely under pressure at work, home or in your relationship, you're missing deadlines, you don't know where your life is going, and above all, your friends are constantly trying to give you ‘'great advice'' on how to let it all go. Well, this calls for a chance to lock yourself inside your house for the day and be by yourself. Don't just say: ‘'I need to vent'', but do it. And if being alone with your favorite movie and in your bed makes you feel better, go right ahead. Some problems just fade away when you have a good night's sleep, or even an entire day of snoozing and lying around trying to pull yourself together. Sleeping shuts your brain off for a while, and if you're really swamped with problems and frustrating thoughts, an all-day sleep will definitely do the trick.

5. Beat Something Up

If you're still looking for a way how to vent, there's always the option of beating something up. Make no mistake, not someone, but something. A punching bag is a great choice, if you're looking to really let all of that anger and frustration out. It has done wonders for both men and women at times where they felt like they have no way out and jogging or sleeping didn't help. Grab a pair of boxing gloves, and if you don't own a punching bag at home, and chances are you don't, go to the local gym and punch away. If you don't take it out on the punching bag, your husband or boyfriend will become the punching bag, and you certainly don't want to endanger your relationship just because you couldn't let off steam and had to let all of that anger out on your partner.

6. Be Creative

Some people easily forget all of their problems if they invest themselves and their time in a project. Being creative and creating, something is a great way to escape from the everyday problems and relax. If you really have no idea what to do, you can go on Pinterest and find a DIY project that is right for you. Build around the house, make projects for kids, paint, make music, and redecorate your kitchen, whatever you can in a need to vent. You'll be surprised how relaxing it is when the creative juices get flowing.

Done venting yet?

Stop saying I just need to vent, and do something about it. Whether it's one of our suggestions or your own thing, it's important to acknowledge the fact that you are under pressure, you're frustrated and you need to let it all go. If you don't, the frustration will backfire, and you'll start being angry with everyone in your surroundings, which is what leads to ruined relationships. Have you got any tricks or tips for letting some steam off? If you do, share with us, we would really love to hear them!

By Abie Giles

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