Do you have weeks that go really smooth and then suddenly one that explodes in your face? Have you thought of screaming to relieve stress?
One time I had a week that started going downhill Monday and continued to plummet throughout the day Wednesday. I’m not really sure what got me to that point but I decided on that Wednesday I would scream inside my vehicle – as a a way to use screaming as a stress relief.
Screaming to Relieve Stress
Screaming Stress Relief
You heard me. Scream to relieve stress. The odd thing is this is not the first time I’ve done this. I was immediately brought back to a day in high school where I first decided to scream.
I truly do not remember the circumstances as to why I was so upset, but I remember coming home from work one day to an empty house.
Does Screaming Relieve Stress
Being nobody was home I decided to take advantage in the garage. I screamed. Several times. It felt so good. Now here I am 10+ years later screaming in my car.
And you know what? It felt good again to scream to relieve stress. And Arnold would agree.
Screaming for Stress Relief
My screaming did not erase the downhill spiral that has been the last three days. And I might have bruised a vocal chord in the process. But given the chance, I wouldn’t take it back.
Does Screaming Help Relieve Stress?
Oddly, screaming to relieve stress is therapeutic. In fact, I read about several colleges and universities that openly support student screaming as a way to relieve stress during the final exams period. Please make me feel normal here. I’m not the only person who has one this…. right?
Have you ever screamed out loud as a way to relief stress?
*This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated and republished for accuracy and comprehensiveness.