I've just been chatting to a friend about the benefits of venting in ways that are entirely for ourselves. This could be yelling into an empty field/park/building. Writing indecipherable poems, or throwing rocks into water.
The point is that what we want to do to deal with a situation doesn't always match up with the feelings we have about it. We might feel hugely angry but know that being diplomatic and resolving something peacefully is best in the long term.
I thought this could be a good thread to share the ways we do that. Or to do that right here, artworks, or whatever. I can start us off with a big yell for a load of stuff that has happened to me... let the roaring commence:
My parents watch certain shows weekly, and it makes me cry when I come upstairs and hear them on. I hate those shows and fake news networks. Those ones. With the horrible misinformation and prejudice on gay people + transgender people + people of colour + women + more. They're so so so so so SO BAD. "speaking for the people"? THAT'S WHAT THEY THINK THEY'RE DOING? THEY BLATANTLY HATE ON 90% OF PEOPLE EAGERLY, THAT'S ALMOST ALL THEY DO EVERY TIME I HEAR THEM ON THE TV. IT'S DESTROYING ME INSIDE. IT ONLY SPEAKS TO VERY SELECT OPPRESSOR GROUPS. SSSSSSSSSSSSSTOOOOOOOOOOOOP. STOOOOOOP BEING FUNDED. I would password-protect my parents from that channel if I knew it would work, but it wouldn't work, sadly. JUST STOP ENTERTAINING THOSE BIGOTED IDEAS. I WOULD THROW PIES IN THE FACE OF THAT GARBAGE NETWORK(S). STOP @$#%#65 WATCHING THAT. *sigh* okay that's better.
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Art has really helped me cope through some bad points in my life for sure. My emotions and thoughts aren't really complete sentences sometimes and hard to put into words, so it makes it difficult to write in a journal or tell someone. So it find it easier to express myself through imagery.
Also, throwing things away helps me a lot too. For example -recently a person in my life really hurt me. Things with this person blew up and it kinda devastated me because we had just worked to get our relationship back together and stronger after some issues a year or so ago. It hurts me to be reminded of that, so I threw out some things that reminded me of that person. It just felt so good! Some things went in the trash (letters, that sort of thing) but other things that someone else could use, I donated. But the physical act of throwing the things either in a garbage can or in a bag for Goodwill, really felt amazing.
And every now and then, when things get really bad - a good old fashioned cry feels nice. When no one is watching and I can just let it all out.
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