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Offloading – a Healthier Option
July 3, 2013

Apparently Hugh Jackman used his role as Wolverine to unleash his anger, to let off excess stress and steam (Metro, 30st June, 2013). But what do regular mortals do? Especially men? Quite  a lot of you guys will be working the weights, kicking or throwing the ball or strive for different coloured belts in a martial arts dojo.

But what happens if you don’t? Surpressed anger, stress and worry will surface one way or the other and often it can be quite self-destructive. If you find yourself needing that glass of wine or pint of beer to function and to relax every day, it is a sign that something needs to change.Not just because it is not good for your liver and heart, but simply also because alcohol is a depressant, and so will make whatever you are struggling with worse with time.

Maybe you just need to offload occasionally in a safe way (like having a PhoneVent with us). Or do sign up to the gym or join a five-a-side club or a dojo. But if the issue is more serious, you might want to research your support options starting from Alcoholics Anonymous to one-to-one counselling.