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Have you seen a young child lately at the grocery store, at a restaurant or maybe even your own home having a tantrum? They’re screaming at the top of their lungs, stomping up and down all the while tears stream down their face. You know what I am talking about. We had them when we were kids we just might not or don’t want to remember. Guess what? That tantrum can be a great way to release pent up emotions. Children inherently know how to release this energy and as long as they are not harming themselves or someone else during the tantrum it’s actually a healthy thing.

I am all about keeping our energy moving and emotions are energy. So if you haven’t guessed it already I am going to suggest that you, yes you, the adult allow yourself to have a tantrum every once in a while. No, I am not suggesting that you scream obscenities in public or lie on the ground and throw things. What I am suggesting is that you make a choice to feel the emotion and participate in an action or series of actions to move that energy through you.

So go ahead and scream in your car, go ahead and hit some pillows in the safety of your home. Go ahead and stomp up and down when no one is looking. Rip up the old papers and bills you meant to shred.  Let it out, your nervous system could use the release. Let it out until you feel a release, I promise I have never met anyone who couldn’t stop screaming or hitting pillows. There will come a point when your body and mind will relax.   Jump up and down if you need to, have fun with it, don’t judge yourself. Just tell yourself “I am releasing that which isn’t serving me”.

Happy Tantrum!