The therapeutic benefits of writing

Journal write. I write for money and writing to share my passion and knowledge of certain subjects. However, I also write for therapeutic reasons. This may sound a little strange for a non-writer, but writing, like other creative outlets such as art and music, can really help maintain a balance in your life and stay healthy. Expressing feelings through writing, if your anger, pain, sadness or passion, gives you an outlet for your emotional health and may help prevent some symptoms of stress. Writing can be a personal or public activity, and there are several ways that can be recorded written today.

Why writing is healthy

Writing is good for your emotional and mental health because it allows you to express feelings that otherwise may remain repressed within you. This can lead to repressed feelings of anger or sadness that, left unchecked, can lead to more serious emotional problems like depression and anxiety. You do not have to be a natural writer if you are writing for himself; the important thing is to put everything in writing. The health benefits of a daily (or maintain a memoir / diary) include:

  • strengthened immune cells
  • decreased symptoms asthma
  • decreased symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
  • determination disagreements
  • resolution problems more effectively
  • better physical health.

( Source: Health Benefits of Journaling, Maud Purcell )

What to write about

the writing is personal (depending on the material you choose to write about) and not everyone wants to share their innermost feelings on the world Wide web through tools such as blogs; However, writing in itself is therapeutic and sometimes can de-personalize a subject known for writing in the third person or write an informative article for others who may experience an event similar life, such as birth, death , marriage. Even happy events of life can be stressful and sometimes it helps to get your feelings down on paper (or keyboard). The rule is – there’s nothing you can not not write about

ways to record your writing

In the modern world of today there are several means for recording his writings, apart traditional paper and pencil; everything depends on whether you want to share your thoughts with the world or with oneself. Ways in which you can record your writing include:

  • daily / daily – can take the traditional route and have a / daily / weekly diary of your thoughts and feelings, either on paper or on your computer personal. Nobody has to see these thoughts, except that – unless you choose to share
  • daily art – if you are more expressive images, photos and artwork, you may want to start an art magazine. The difference between a journal of art and keep a regular diary is that art magazines contain all kinds of materials creative arts, such as photos, pictures, clippings, etc. that can be presented as a collage in various colors and media (see: How to create and maintain an art magazine for more information)
  • blogs – blogs is the modern equivalent of a traditional diary / journaling. You can set up a blog with places like blogger and wordpress. However, although you can choose to write about anything that comes to mind, most blogs are publicly available on the web worldwide so has the potential for millions of readers. Beware what you share!
  • letter writing – not many people use the traditional “snail mail” as a form of communication today, but sometimes it is better to sit down and write a letter to the old way. In addition, you may want to express your feelings to someone through a letter and you can help write it all; You do not have to send when you have finished writing, but you may be surprised at how good it feels for having taken the time to do it.

To write or not to write

Writing is not for everyone because sometimes it is hard to see your words looking back at you from the screen of paper or equipment; However, writing is not a new art and known many authors and artists have maintained personal memories of his daily thoughts and feelings. It is perhaps one of the cheapest and most effective forms of therapy in the stressful world of today!

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