Category «Blow Off Steam»


Write a journal, or even start a blog, to write about what’s bothering you. Sometimes, we’re down, or stressed, without understanding why. Writing things down is a fantastic way to make things clearer in your own mind. Although, if you are going to be critical of others, consider keeping it anonymous. Why writing may help …


Talking, like exercise, is a very healthy way to burn off steam. Talk to either a friend, or a professional. Share your worries and concerns. Let them help you find solutions, or just get things off your chest. If you can, try and have some fun. Laughter is one of the best ways to let …


Cooking takes a lot of concentration and effort. This makes it another productive way to let off steam. If you’ve had a tough day, reward yourself for making it through by cooking your favorite meal. If you can, get people round to share it with you.

Listen to Music

Music can be exceptionally powerful. A piece of music can calm you down or build you up. Listening to calming music might help you chill out, or dancing round the house to an upbeat track could help you to blow off steam.


Reading is very much the old-school version of getting lost in another world. But, it’s still effective. Picking up a good book, and spending an hour or two in someone else’s shoes, is a brilliant way to forget your problems. It might even help you spot solutions and put things into perspective.

Online Games

MMO’s, or massively multiplayer online games, are not just games. They are alternate realities. You can build a life in these games. Get to know other players, and completely lose yourself. This makes online gaming a brilliant way to blow off steam. Leave your troubles, and problems, in the real world, and go live in …