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Anger Management

So I am having a really "emotional" day (unfortunately I don't have the excuse that it is that time of the month), and I am prepped and ready to hit something. I am hoping you guys can help me brainstorm some solutions...

Very simply, how do you release aggression/sadness/negative energy, specifically here in Switzerland? Are there fun activities you do or certain places you go to that immediately improve your attitude? I have already mulled over drinking myself into a stupor and/or running it out (not necessarily in that order though...), so no need to mention those.

Perhaps there aren't Switzerland-specific solutions, but I am hoping for some. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Anger Management

Meditate.
Breathing exercises.
Marijuana.
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Old 15.06.2010, 15:45
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Play darts. It gives me something to throw without destroying the flat
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Old 15.06.2010, 15:50
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Re: Anger Management

I find yoga really helps (but if you are nixing running maybe also yoga isn't the right 'fit' for today). The other is looking at animals (I know ). But taking myself to a nature park always helps. Or feeding the ducks at the lake. Plus animals in nature are quieter and more peaceful that some cats I know.

And if it's pent up energy sometimes cleaning/organizing helps... clean up/organize outside can translate into feeling more clean and organized inside (or a I just getting swissified?).
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Old 15.06.2010, 15:52
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Re: Anger Management

Things that relax me:

- going for a walk
- cooking
- eating the aforementioned cooking
- meeting a friend and having a chat
- having a drink combined with any of the above
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Old 15.06.2010, 15:54
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Re: Anger Management

I go out for a run.
It's incredible how the anger can push you to run further, faster and longer. Then you feel exhausted when you are back at home and can't use any more energy on being angry.
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So I am having a really "emotional" day (unfortunately I don't have the excuse that it is that time of the month), and I am prepped and ready to hit something.
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Its 3 days too early
Come Whack Balls With Me!! (please)

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Re: Anger Management

concur.... i never finished a run feeling worse than when i started.

sorry if thats obvious but its my answer.
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Re: Anger Management

There's a guy here who you are very welcome to pummel to death. It may help to dissipate your anger, and it'd certainly help us out.
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Old 15.06.2010, 15:58
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I go out for a run.
It's incredible how the anger can push you to run further, faster and longer. Then you feel exhausted when you are back at home and can't use any more energy on being angry.
What she said. Nothing like 10 or 20 km to work out a bad mood.

For less extreme cases, a bit of meditation, or for more extreme, some time on the kicking bag always does wonders.
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Old 15.06.2010, 16:00
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Re: Anger Management

Cooking is a nice way.

Btw, is your anger management trouble related to high testosteron level? It often is. There are ways to "work" with it, I don't mean to sound indecent, but anger troubles (same as PMSing) are often hormonally linked.

Maybe swim? Maybe try to deal with the cause of the stress?

Good for you wanting to constructively change the way you experience stress and anger, instead of acting up on it.
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Old 15.06.2010, 16:01
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I go out for a run.
It's incredible how the anger can push you to run further, faster and longer. Then you feel exhausted when you are back at home and can't use any more energy on being angry.
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What she said. Nothing like 10 or 20 km to work out a bad mood.

For less extreme cases, a bit of meditation, or for more extreme, some time on the kicking bag always does wonders.
Ditto. Plug in your iPod with great music and run, run, run. Its incredible how clear your mind gets during the run. Alternatively, I treat myself to a pedicure. Never fails to make me feel better. Dont drink, you'll feel even worse after.

Chin up girl.

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Cooking is a nice way.
I cant cook when I am in a foul mood. I tend to burn everything
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Old 15.06.2010, 16:02
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run up a steep hill.

hit a punching bag.
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BodyCombat. You just imagine the person who caused the stress and..

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Re: Anger Management

sex
weed
bike ride
vodka

not necessarily in that order and not listed in priority order
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Old 15.06.2010, 16:21
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I am another one endorsing go for a run.
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Re: Anger Management

Play with the dogs.

Whatever tension I've got bottled up inside, they seem to be able to chase it out of my system. Going for a walk, mindlessly tossing a ball, even just sitting quietly with one of the cuddle monsters on my lap seems to work.

Best blood pressure medicine out there.

For extreme tension, try the above up on a mountain top.
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Climbing is great for this as long as you are experienced enough to know that you can't be thinking about your problem whilst climbing. Usually, however, that's not a problem.
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Old 15.06.2010, 16:27
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Marijuana.
Too bad I don't smoke...

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I go out for a run.
It's incredible how the anger can push you to run further, faster and longer. Then you feel exhausted when you are back at home and can't use any more energy on being angry.
Yep, my first thought went to running... for this exact reason. I may still do that.

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Its 3 days too early
Come Whack Balls With Me!! (please)

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hehe, Doc. We are going to have some fun with that for sure...

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There's a guy here who you are very welcome to pummel to death. It may help to dissipate your anger, and it'd certainly help us out.
Name and address please. But if he is bigger than me (not that hard to do), then I might just start crying.

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Ditto. Plug in your iPod with great music and run, run, run. Its incredible how clear your mind gets during the run. Alternatively, I treat myself to a pedicure. Never fails to make me feel better. Dont drink, you'll feel even worse after.
Chin up girl.
I cant cook when I am in a foul mood. I tend to burn everything
Ooh, pedicure. I didn't think of that. Too bad they cost a full arm and half a leg here and I probably need an appointment a month in advance. And I also ruin food when I am like this. This is unfortunate too as I love to cook (and eat).

Thanks for all the posts so far guys. I really appreciate it.
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Old 15.06.2010, 16:30
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Ooh, pedicure. I didn't think of that. Too bad they cost a full arm and half a leg here and I probably need an appointment a month in advance. And I also ruin food when I am like this. This is unfortunate too as I love to cook (and eat).

Thanks for all the posts so far guys. I really appreciate it.
not if you know where to look And its not often that you get so angsty (i hope) - so treat yourself!

Another suggestion - do you blade? I saw some good blades on sale in Ochsner sports (Sihl city branch) the other day - about 150 chuffs. Shame they didnt have my size. Definitely worth investing and exploring the city with it!
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