January 5, 2009

Expert: Relieve stress with a tantrum

A British expert says stress brought on by cold weather, returning to work after the holidays and economic woes can be relieved by throwing a tantrum.

Judi James, a body language expert and psychologist for the British version of reality TV series Big Brother, said shouting fits can help with stress by relieving tension, The Daily Mail reported Monday.

Releasing tension through shouting and screaming is a really beneficial way to expel the negative energies caused by stress, James said. 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.