It's a Stressful Day—Have You Tried Shouting?

Survey ranks today as most trying of the year
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2009 3:16 PM CST
Shouting may help relieve tension, experts suggest.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – Today is the most stressful day of the year, as back-to-work blues meet the cold weather and economic gloom, the Telegraph reports. And a survey by RNLI found that co-worker behaviors such as noisy eating, sniffing, and talking loudly on the phone rank as the most annoying things to endure at work. But the remedy suggested by experts may surprise you: Throw a tantrum to beat the stress.

"Releasing tension through shouting and screaming is a really beneficial way to expel the negative energies caused by stress,” said one psychologist. “When stress threatens to overwhelm you, try a short sustained burst of shouting, or alternatively, go somewhere quiet, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to help calm you down."