If you're feeling lots of feelings, it's best to let them all out in a fiery display of emotional fireworks. That's my philosophy. Well, except when it comes to my family on Christmas day — then it's just ignore, denial, and LA LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU! Because if I didn't do those things, I'm afraid of what it would cost to replace all those dishes. Turn it off, and happy holidays!
Anyway, researchers Marcus Mund and Kristin Mitte at the University of Jena in Germany found that those who internalized their anxiety suffered from a raised pulse. And that's not good, because over time it can lead to high blood pressure and the shitty things that come along with that, including heart disease. Oh, and cancer, kidney damage, and more.
"These people are distinguished by the way that they attempt to conceal outward signs of fear, and also by their defensive behavior," Mr Mund said. "They avoid risks and always seek a high level of control over themselves and their surroundings."
Although apparently these "repressors" have fast rates of recovery because they're very disciplined and more motivated to adapt their lifestyles." So, um, stay loose and have fun but if something goes wrong with your health, become a control monster.
Sounds easy enough, right? Time to go do some shots and then let my mom know how I really feel about being the last kid picked up from school — the very picture of health!