I want to know, what is your outlet for feelings, emotions, energy, blah blah blah…
do you run? draw? write? cook? fuck? what do you do??
does it help?
I’m genuinely interested, simply because I need to find a new outlet, something I haven’t done before.
I have something inside and I just want to scream, box someone. That feeling. Maybe it’s just winter.
But anyway please share!!
When I have more energy than I can channel into a skillful activity it usually means there is something I’m trying to escape and I create stillness so I can connect to my thoughts and feelings and direct myself from there. Other than that, I view my whole life as an outlet and if I’m not doing enough my energy can start to burn my insides…All of the activities you mentioned are good but sometimes the default outlet becomes another form of escapism or delaying of taking the next step. There are some awesomely intense short-duration workouts that require a lot of energy. I think the problem is plateaus. When interests become routine and not challenging it defeats the purpose of an outlet. I’m helping myself right now too haha.
channel my energy towards yoga, or exercise – promise you will feel fucking great after you sweat. I personally download a shit ton of music, take a long drive and listen to it as loud as I want. I draw and create things (doesn’t matter what, just something you can stand back and be proud of), and dance around. And yes, fucking helps too.
The best ones for me when it comes to negative emotions or stress I need to get out are writing and walking. Cooking puts me in a really peaceful mindset too. Also playing music, painting, drawing, hooping… not really fucking unless it’s myself. :D
Working out/being active for me. I usually just go to the gym with a general idea of what I want to do in mind, and then elaborate on it/ do what I want to do the most.
I’m not an “artist”. I’m decent at drawing, but I don’t like doing it. I don’t paint or prance around or make music or any of that stuff, so for me, it’s always been athletics.
Also, doing things that take me out of my comfort zone. When you get really uncomfortable, you’re forced out of your little self-reflective bubble and you stop focusing on yourself so much. There’s no time to complain or worry about yourself. It has the ability to break you out of a funk better than anything really
I do a few things, depending on my actual emotions/energy level
go for a walk/run and bring the pups along. I love being outside, nature relaxes me. I like to sit on the waterfront and look out at the world. Reminds me how small I am, I feel like a giant in my own home sometimes.
Play video games if I’m looking for an immersive experience, I love the fantasy worlds games create and the unique way to navigate and interact within them. A kind of escape even.
Art. Draw/paint. Its my most expressive outlet and I always enjoy it. I can pour my deepest thoughts, views, and emotions into something and only have others guess and grab parts of it at best (If I want them to even) while I know EXACTLY what it means to me.
have a nice sit and meditate.
If you want to scream, go scream and let loose somewhere, break something. Feels pretty good
When I have too much energy and just feel like I’m going to burst; I run.
When I’m angry or need to tell someone something but can’t; I write.
When I’m happy and just need something to do with it; I talk to people and make jewelry.
And when I’m confused or feeling lost; I draw.
I highly suggest running or some kind of physical outlet though. That feeling of wanting to scream or box someone sounds like the feeling I get in late spring… maybe take up boxing! :)
I love being active. Winter, I try to meditate a bunch since I don’t have a car. When it gets warm you’ll see me on my skateboards every day either having fun with my trick deck or getting to places/bombing hills on my longboard. Paintballing is an all year round sport as long as you can take the pain:D Basketball is great! I play pool and make music with my drumset and friends. I love cooking, and living on my own really accents that way of life for me. I write poetry and stories when I’m in the mood and read a lot. I love helping friends and keeping peace. All in all everyday is my outlet. No matter the responsibilities at hand you can always have fun doing them.
If you wanna try something new @Huerfanita .. Join a dojo and do some type of martial art and meditation with the masters there.
I just tak, or internally process them.
if i feel sad, i simply do what can be done to overcome it. problem-solving is a key life skill, in many areas.
if i feel happy, i enjoy it.