Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kiss or cuss? Two ways to beat recession stress


I've got the recession blues -- that dejected state of waning hope fueled by the steady drumbeat of bad news. But thanks to my big mouth, I now have two ways to combat the stress, according to MSNBC.

For my more touchy-feely days, I can lay a smacker on my loved ones to lower my cortisol. Holding hands can also help, though with less pronounced effect (and less fun).

And for days I'm not feeling so ooey-gooey, I can say "phooey!" -- or something a wee bit stronger -- to get a much-needed catharsis. Good news for the Puritans among us: You need not say the 7 dirty words to reap the health benefits of explosive exclamations. Any burst will do.

So what will it be, my friends in stress management? Pucker or f*@$ 'er? Either way, we can look forward to a brighter, happier future!

Photo by programwitch

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:45 PM

    Kissin is a heap better than cussin. It,s more fun and if you can have a steady diet of it you will live longer because your stress level will be lower.
    Even though this is a depressing time, this old grouch has made money in the stock market for each of the last nine days. I'm thankful for God's providence.

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