The conversation had ended a few days ago, but the frustration was still going around in my head. Did you ever have a conversation that didn't go your way? Things I wished I had said only came to mind hours later. I should have said this. I should have said that. These thoughts were going round and round in my head. I had to get them out and that was when the Book of Rage was born.
Book of Rage
The idea is simple, but it is a great way to reduce stress and mental, emotional anxiety. This is what I did...
Reduce the stress
I grabbed an old notebook and started scribbling down all my thoughts and feelings about the conversation. I just kept writing and writing, often repeating the same phrases and feelings. Eventually, the frustration was gone - there wasn't anything else to write. So, I ripped up the page and threw it in the bin. It was over. I had gotten it all out and it felt great - a relief, a lightness, a freedom.
This notebook became known as the Book of Rage and this technique has become something I have recommended to many people.
So, if you're feeling stressed, anxious or emotional, grab a piece of paper and start writing. Here are a few handy tricks:
Something as simple as this can have a profound effect on stress. It helps to clear our minds and brings more calm and peace into our lives. So, find your Book of Rage and enjoy the writing, ripping and relief.
Eventually, my Book of Rage mutated into a book of thoughts, ideas, tasks and lists. I always carry a notebook with me and jot down the things I'm thinking about. It helps me - I feel calm and peaceful because of it.
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