I’ve come across quite a few blogs where the owners tell us a story from a day in their life. Most of the time, it is about how miserable they are, how life sucks, how folks upset them.
I understand the need to vent, but something tells me that venting in public, and often, may just be detrimental– we’re sending out angst and negativity to the world in general– is that the sort of energy we would like to receive?
Yes, the ranters get sympathy, ‘get well soon’, and ‘feel better’, ‘hope it works out’ — and that helps soothe ruffled feathers. But for how long?
I myself have ranted, a rare once in a while, but nowadays, even when I feel like ranting, I tend to think twice.
What am I ranting about? Is there something I can do to mend the situation? If it is out of my control, will ranting help? Most of the times, I find that my rant dissipates if I give it time.I find I’d rather watch my aquarium fish instead.
Here’s a video of my old aquarium:
Reminds me I have to make videos of my new ones.
Long story short, that’s all it takes to distract the moneky-brain. Find something that soothes you and your rant need not appear in print at all.
What do you do when you feel a rant coming?