Ranting, venting, having a good moan, letting off steam its all the same thing but why does it feel so good afterwards and could it be useful for stress relief?
Let’s look at the positives of venting:
So far I cannot see any negative aspects to this self cleansing activity. But there are a few and they should be considered if your outbursts become a regular habit.
Although I think that having a good outburst is still in general a good thing to help relieve stress from time to time I think there should be three rules to keep in mind:
Firstly it should be an occasional indulgence and only when circumstances truly warrant a good fume.
Secondly vary your audience
Lastly after your outburst, let it go and move on.
Of course the best way to have a good fume is to write it all down, that way no one has to hear your rant and secondly it really does feel good to pour all your feelings out onto paper. It helps to clarify how you really feel and is good to look back on in the future to see how you have moved on.
You can even have your say here on this site, get it out of your system and also let others see that they are not alone with their similar feelings and stresses.
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