Dear Constant Reader,
Before we begin, a quick reminder that I’m offering Valen-Tease on next Thursday.
Here’s your tip!
Yell out your anger and frustration.
We’re all feeling it at some level, having our lives interrupted for almost a year, unable to do things we love, see people we love, and seeing so much loss. So just go yell and shout and scream. Lock yourself in the bathroom, or your car, go into the back yard, lie on your bed with a pillow to muffle your voice. You could even throw things if it would help (and not incur any property damage). Externalize your feelings.
This tip inspired by Michelle L’amour’s honest talk about anger and The NY Times “Primal Scream Line” for overwhelmed mothers.