Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Yelling Can Be Good for the Soul

Life's Lessons: A to Z Challenge

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I believe in yelling! There I said it. I am a yeller. I do lots of yelling to relieve stress. And I yell to get my point across. I yell to be heard when THEY aren't listening to me. I like to yell!

But the yelling that I have found as a Life Lesson is the yelling that relieves stress. When things are not going well in my life I have often found that stepping out into the backyard and screaming helps to relieve tension. I have been doing this for years. So far the police have never shown up. I try to do it with respect to my neighbors. Like not after dark. And sometimes it comes out like just a loud growling. But it does make me feel better.

When I was pregnant with my first son we had his name all picked out. Long before we knew he would be a boy. We didn't find the gender out back then. We found out when they entered the world whether we had a boy or a girl! Old-fashioned, I know. But it was the way it was. My mother suggested that I go out into the backyard and yell my son home. Try it out before I
 
named him. So I stepped out into the yard and yelled "Van Alan! Van Alan! You need to come in." Sounded stupid to me. So I changed what I was going to name him. Van Alan became his TWO middle names. Thank you mom for that good advice. We had a mother in our neighborhood, when I was a kid, that called her son home by yelling "Stewie! Stewie!" His name was Stewart. I guess her mom didn't give her this good advice.

How do you feel about yelling? Are you a yeller?

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  1. I had heard that about picking names for children to practice using it a lot and see if you liked it :) I was more ofa a yeller in my younger days; I've toned down a bit with it :)

    betty

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    1. I'm toned down too, Betty. Unless I get fired up about something.

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  2. That's a great idea your momma had!
    I don't recall having yelled very much in my younger years ... but I'm making up for lost time when I'm behind the wheel!

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    1. LOL.....I don't yell as much when I am behind the wheel. Impressionable teens onboard! :0

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  3. Walking around the house yelling out loud to myself and for myself has kept me sane in many instances when I'd have not been otherwise. I talk loud to begin with. And sometimes when I'm excited or angry, I get louder than usual, and someone will say "don't yell" and I'm thinking I'm not yelling. You'd darn sure know it if I was! LOL
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    1. I have a loud voice too! And it carries! So I am accused of yelling when I'm not :)

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  4. I am not a yeller, but I am loud.....my whole family is loud....and when Frank and I were first married the kids and I were talking at the kitchen table and he came in and asked what we were fighting about. We all just cracked up because no one was fighting....that was just our normal tone of voice.

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    1. We are a loud family too Wendy! I love your story. Has Frank learned to adjust? Does he get loud too? Richard was the same. He came from a much quieter family. In the beginning he just sat quietly back and observed!

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  5. I'm kinda loud but I am not a yeller. Yelling stresses me out. Sometimes when my husband raises his voice- I say don't yell and he claims he's not yelling. I do yell in the car during traffic though.
    I really like the advice your mom gave. Very smart!!

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    1. I am a yeller! For me, it relieves stress! My mom was a smart woman

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  6. I am not much of a yeller never have been but probably will change once the little guy is growning up. But i am not sure how i will feel about yelling at him. But i guess time will tell when it comes. Nice post. Hope you have a great day.

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    1. Time will certainly tell! Thanks Stacey

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  7. I have been intubated too many times for surgeries that yelling makes me cough, so I don't yell and I am not kern on getting yelled at. But, I know it can be good to vent, so I have bridge that I took my daughter to on a regular basis. I taught her that if she needed to be loud, she could make it more fun with the great echo the bridge had. I have taken my granddaughter there too. We dubbed it Echo Bridge. "Stewie" made me laugh out loud. Sounds too close to how they call pigs home! Yikes.

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    1. Richard never yelled either...for the same reason. It made him cough! Plus he just wasn't a yeller. We always thought it sounded like she was calling pigs, too! Very funny!!

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  8. Yeah, I'm a yeller. I have definitely been doing my share lately!

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    1. I've done my share for many years Jessica!

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  9. I am a red head. I do tend to yell. Sometimes I will go for a walk on our trail and yell. I yell at injustice I see when I am out and about, in front of lots of other people even. I try to not yell at my kids, but it has happened, I think most parents have yelled at their kids. I am working on not yelling, because one thing I have noticed, is when you yell at someone, they really don't listen. But oh my.... a few weeks ago when the septic was really bad, did I ever yell, on the phone to my daughter. She is very loving and was very understanding. Sometimes yelling really makes me feel better, other times it makes me feel like an idiot!

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    1. Richard was a red-head too. But he didn't have the fiery personality to go along with it.

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  10. Great idea for naming your kids. I never heard of that. No, I don't yell often at all although soemthimes I feel like stepping out into the desert behind my house and letting loose, but I know my neighbor would call the police.

    Usually I try to solve things by talking it out, but my husband is the yeller in my family. I've only been that furious a couple of times in my life, but I think I let things build up to the point of bursting before I scream. Maybe not a good thing healthwise.

    Sunni

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    1. I think letting it out is better for us. Yet I haven't ever proven that !! LOL

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  11. At the moment I can't yell. It makes me cough. (I picked yelled at for my Y, too.)

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  12. Oh I am a yeller...always was. When I was a baby my dad nicknamed me the screaming Hyena. If I want to get heard I end up yelling. People can get quite amused...which does not amuse me:)

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    1. I would imagine that it would NOT be amusing to me either

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