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Does breaking and smashing things help take the edge off stress/ anxiety or turn pain into power?   

#smashing things to feel good


Avyanna Dream Site Admin
@admin · Updated 01 May. 2021

I have heard some people say they feel good right after breaking and smashing things. I’m all in for it only if it fixes the problem permanently. Having to smash things to feel better each time we feel stressed isn’t an effective strategy cost-wise. What do you guys think?


Bomb . Carpe Diem...
@bomb · Posted 01 May. 2021

Yes, it usually helps, but only at that instant of doing it. Afterwards, you will regret having done it and would wish you would have controlled yourself. I usually prefer delaying my reaction to any anger. Actually, when you are angry, you should choose instead to do something else that will take your mind off the anger trigger. 

If after you have taken some time off the trigger and still feel like doing something hurtful, then go ahead. But mostly, the anger will dissipate and you will be ok after taking some time to think about the consequences. 


Ryan M
@RyanM · Posted 01 May. 2021

Depends really. I think breaking stuff can provide a sense of relief in some regards, but you may end up destroying something you own and possibly like. For some people they also can't control their anger, so the damage may result to a home or property. For example, my brother punched walls when he was really depressed and angry, which my dad was not a fan of for sure. 

But yeah, it can be good or bad, depending on what happens. 


Debbie Katz Free Spirit
@debkatz78 · Posted 01 May. 2021

They have more and more of those shops opening where you go and just break things. I personally never got relief from this. I am more of the type to just cry it out and feel better. I don't feel like breaking things solves anything, just makes a mess and is wasteful. 

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