Pick up your trusty baseball bat, a milk crate of breakables and begin the onslaught. At the Smash Brothers break room you’re encouraged to go berserk, smashing the hell out of glass bottles, plates and electronics until the day’s frustrations dissipate. Kitted out in overalls, tough-man gloves and something similar to a welding mask, you enter one of the two small rooms on an adrenaline-fuelled solo mission. A standard evening of smashing at the Kogarah warehouse includes one crate of old crockery and glassware which you can stack up on the tee-ball stand and thwack into dust, as well as one larger object like a thick old television or mini fridge to rip into. It’s ten minutes of a guilt-free Rambo time where you don’t have to worry about the clean-up or buying a new printer afterwards.
Whether you’re living out your career dreams or slogging through each day in a job you can’t stand, a long day at work can leave you feeling rather flat. Not to mention the inner city traffic, soaring cost of living and general state of world politics. If you need a safe space to let your frustrations and anxieties out, try these seven cathartic activities that are much more fun than screaming into a pillow. There’s nothing more satisfying than giving something a good thwack.
If you’re not ready to come back to reality afterwards, spend the rest of your leisure time in another world at the theatre on this week, or gather your mates and head to the best bars in Sydney for a transformative brew.
Still not frustration-free? Attack those stress receptors with a blissful session at Sydney’s best spas.