Pent up anger is a great cause of stress. Some psychologists would also argue that repressed anger can lead to anxiety and depression in later life. Either way, anger is an emotion that needs to be expressed. If we don’t express anger we feel:
- low self-esteem
- even more angry
Ideally, you can vent anger to its cause. The person who has annoyed you for example. It is obviously important that the anger is vented in a sensible, manageable, and productive manner. Certainly if you ever feel a need to physically harm someone it is time to visit an anger management specialist.
Sometimes it is not possible or practical to aim our anger at its cause. Perhaps you can’t shout at your boss or even find the cowboy builder who just wrecked your patio. You can always rant and rave to a friend, but this is very boring for them and you may find yourself without friends.
Writing down your thoughts has long been know to be therapeutic, and this in my opinion is indeed true. The only problem is that you never get to air those thoughts to anyone else. That is where the Internet comes in.
When you are angry, upset, or stressed you can tell the world about it in a blog. Get it off your chest, rant and rave as much as you like. It can be anonymous, and people can support you, or argue back with you, prompting you to get even more bile out of your system!
I recommend just letting yourself go and writing whatever you want (although try not to get taken to court!) A political blog is a good place to start, as politicians cause a lot of anger but are too remote to answer back to. But you do whatever you like!
Setting up a blog is very easy, and the more technically minded can personalize it to their hearts content. It might even be beneficial though to put some thought and attention into design. Put your thoughts on a pedestal, they are important and worth looking at. Be selfish, this is your space to think and speak!