I am experimenting with a new technique I call journal, fight or flight. SteveO’s book gives the advice "exhaust yourself." I think this is because stress is stored adrenaline, and vigorous exercise can use up some of the adrenaline. I have also read recently that if we freeze during a stressful "fight of flight" moment, in our minds we have not escaped the danger. I do not remember if this was from the book or the website. I have also noticed that as I have started journaling I have been feeling a lot of energy. It is a kind of a can’t sit still energy. Maybe this is stuck adrenaline being released into my system? Has anyone else had this experience? I do not see it as a bad thing. I used to have to push myself to exercise. Now it seems like my body is really craving it. The extra movement should do me good. Fortunately I can do a lot of leg movement at my desk at work without it being too noticeable. One of the ideas I had was that after a journal writing it could be followed up with a fight or flight exercise. Fight would be an exercise that is based on fighting, like a kickboxing workout. Flight would be something like running or pedaling, even if it is on a stationary machine. So our bodies would register this as reacting to a threat appropriately by fighting or fleeing. It seems to help the anger from the journaling disperse gradually in a way that seems like it is really being let go, not just stuffed back down again. It might be that any type of exercise would have this effect.