“Wii-Bowling Helps in Mental Health”

What a week.  It couldn’t have been any worse, but then again, the things I’ve dealt with in life, it could have been worse, so I shouldn’t complain.  Still, the minor irritations and annoyances ate at me.  No matter what I did, each little thing annoyed me more and more, I finally had to shut myself down.  I sat down, I plugged into some hard metal music (because they say music soothes the savage beast) through my Bluetooth headset, and I just sat there.  I didn’t say anything, I didn’t do anything–I just sat there.

I sat and thought about why I was mad.  What was irritating me, and annoying me so bad to make my skin crawl?  Most importantly, why was I allowing myself to feel that way?  I can’t answer either question, other than to say that things in our otherwise ordinary life got the best of my actions and feelings.  In other words, I needed to change the way I was thinking about things and seeing things, but first I needed to exert my bad attitude into something, so I ‘Wii-Bowled’.

When I get irritated with things, or life, and I feel like the what the lyrics say in “Break Stuff” by Limp Bizkit, I found Wii-Bowling helps release my anger and frustration safely.  I’m not physically throwing anything that could break, unless I choose not to wear the included wristband for safety reasons–such as throwing the remote across the room as I’m theoretically throwing a bowling ball down a systematically made up bowling lane.  Get my drift?  This way, no harm, no foul.

Well, not entirely ‘no foul’ because while I spent most of Friday afternoon ‘bowling’ my attitude to the point of exhaustion, I also threw my entire right arm out–all the way to my shoulder blade.  I did such a good job tiring out my bad mood, I caused some physical pain on myself, and all I did was spend hours throwing a pretend ‘computer generated ball at some pins made from the same frequency in a violent manner in a virtual gaming world.  It was the perfect release for my state of mind.

It’s been a couple days since I bowled, but I need to give my arm muscles time to heal because I practically killed them according to how they feel.  It was so worth it though!

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