Who says my fuse is short?

International Moment of Frustration Scream Day

Ever get frustrated?  Of course you do…it’s kind of silly to even ask.  Frustrated cat

It’s silly because people dealing with adrenal fatigue have more frustration than other people because of two reasons: personality and a shortened fuse.

Let’s look at reason 1: personality
Personality traits that are otherwise handy or are the hallmarks of being great person increase your risk of developing adrenal fatigue.  If you find yourself reacting to stress with frustration, your personality may put you at risk for developing adrenal fatigue.  These traits include:

  • Highly responsible/dependable
  • Driven/high achiever
  • Sensitive

Hey–who says my fuse is short?
Having adrenal fatigue means that your stress response system is always “on” in fight, flight, or freeze mode.  This makes you less able to adapt to stress.  That, coupled with the fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, and other symptoms of adrenal fatigue add up to a short fuse on your frustration bomb.  Except that because of your great personality traits you don’t want to bother others &/or let people know just how frustrated you actually are.  So the pressure builds.

Let’s let it out with a scream this Saturday
So if adrenal fatigue is an issue in your life, let’s celebrate International Moment of Frustration Day!  Celebrate by going outside this Saturday, October 12 at 12:00 Greenwich mean time and screaming to your heart’s content (or 30 seconds).

Unless you’re too tired to get off the couch because of adrenal fatigue let alone scream…then join us in spirit 🙂


Image:  Noah Sussman

4 thoughts on “Who says my fuse is short?”

  1. THANK YOU!! A friend sent this to me. Funny, but my doctor advised me to scream into a pillow. I have suffered from terrible stress and panic attacks all summer, everything just cought up to me. Instead of more pills my doctor told me to SCREAM 🙂
    Also, the adrenal fatigue has been my problem for a long time. Thank you, very good and timely for me. God Bless!

    • I am so glad you enjoyed this and was timely for you. I know what you mean about the stress and anxiety–adrenal fatigue sucks!

  2. I’ve been a holistic intuitive counselor, psychotherapist, coach, and energy therapist for 30 years. I’ve always taught my clients to “power vocalize” (vs. calling it the highly charged word “scream”) from their core (belly)into a pillow: anger, frustration, noise, declarations, or affirmations. They all report great release and results. One of my pre-school teacher clients incorporated it into a daily 10 a.m. “pillow talk” circle with her pre-school students. She and the parents noticed a huge difference in how calm, happy, and well-behaved their kids were. Yayyy for Scream Day!!

    • Power vocalize–I love it!! What a great way to release tension and reduce stress. I adore the idea of getting pre-school kids in the act as well. Maybe we should advocate power vocalization in the workplace to reduce stress and burnout.


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