This morning, I’m thinking of alternative ways to heal or reduce stress. Often, in times of brokenness or betrayal, people feel rage. There are other ways we can discharge high levels of stress instead of overwhelming anger.
Although anger somehow releases some stress, it’s least effective and even harmful. It costs too much. For one, anger can put a huge toll on you physiologically. It’s known to damage relationships. In the long run, it harms your over-all health and isolates you.
Let me see, here’s my broad list of some alternative stress-reducing strategies instead of anger. Hope it gives you some starting points and ideas.
* Deep breathing and relaxation exercises
* Verbalizing pain
* Recreation and hobbies
* Pillow and bed beating
* Problem-solving activities
* Sports, running, fast walking
* Focused, intense work activity
* Problem-solving conversations