Every now and again…life will get to you.
It will become overwhelming. Stressful. Burdensome.
You may want to run to the top of a hill and scream. Or bench press a refrigerator. Or tackle a snowman.
Obviously, you need to sort out these feelings. But…
…in the meantime –
Let out that inner beast. Vent a little. Take up kickboxing. Run an extra few miles. Meditate. But, don’t hurt the people you care about. Either through words or actions. Don’t dump your garbage all over their lives. They have enough to deal with.
When I feel stressed…well…I love to get behind the wheel of a fast car and open that baby up. The adrenaline rush gets me into a spirit of calmness. (Disclaimer: I – of course – ALWAYS drive under the speed limit.) 🙂
Strumming or banging out a few riffs on the guitar is also a sweet way to chill out. I mean, seriously. Who doesn’t like music? (except for my dad – never figured that one out.) Music truly does soothe the savage beast.
Speaking of beasts. You see that dude above??
That’s a photo of yours truly (if someone catches me on the wrong day.)
Ah. Just kidding. But, seriously. We all have that animal instinct in us. We turn it off to keep in-line with polite society…however…letting it out in constructive ways can often lead to great results.
A clear mind. Happy heart. And, replenished soul.
P.S. I want to give a special thanks to a few blogs for nominating me for several awards over the past few months. These blogs, and more importantly – the people who run them, have been great supporters of my website. They are all very kind and genuine people, who have excellent blogs.
So…without further ado, a special thanks to:
Krissy @ Crickets are OK
Mitch @ The Power of Story
Kate @ Art & Aspergers
P.S.S. The Lamborghini is not mine…I wish it was though. I saw it parked at The Grove in LA, and had to take a photo of it. The guitars – however – are mine. The electric was a gift from my cool wife when I turned 30. The beast photo is of the “Red Hulk.” It was a handmade sculpture for sale at Universal Studios. I thought it was really cool looking…alright, I am done babbling!
Have a great day!