Healing Power of Writing

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Since I began writing my blogs I have felt this enormous sense of ease that has taken over my life. Still I run into my occasional problem but nothing I can’t come to understand. Blogging to me has helped me tremendously by giving me a different perspective when tackling my problems.

Writing has a profound effect when immersed creatively. As an author of an expressive piece of writing a lot of relevant insight into one’s life can be gathered. Writing can have a therapeutic effect improving mood, well-being and reducing stress. Reflecting and writing about good things can help us to feel more positive and motivated while also balancing the mental tabs of an overcrowded mind.

Writing about certain topics can help an author to gain insight into his/her priorities to better understand his/her emotional reaction. Expressive writing is thought to help enhance self-regulation and facilitate mental health. Whether reflecting on positive aspects of life trauma or visualizing our best possible self, writing allows individuals to examine a previously unexamined part of their lives.

Trauma writing is predicated on the idea we must revisit, re-experience and re-evaluate past traumas to release pent-up emotion and to really let go. When we choose to hold back from sharing our traumatic events we tend to experience chronic autonomic arousal and immune function deterioration. Writing can be an outlet to deal with pain rather than just blocking it out.

BPS or best possible self-based writing tends to bring awareness to ourselves when considering higher-level goals. Writing about our best personal self allows us to clarify our goals while reorganizing priorities and deciding on values. BPS writing appears to offer the same therapeutic benefits as trauma-based writing without the damper on mood.

“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say” – Flannery O’Connor

Writing is a journey and can be a vessel to take you from point A to point B. If you’re feeling writer’s block remember to just let it flow. Write on whatever topic is concerning you this very moment. Write about where you would love to see yourself in the future. Write about your dream vacations, your dream home and your dream job. Write about writing. Write about psychology, spirituality or health. Write blogs about blogs. For the love of God just write and see where it takes you.

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Breaking Illusions & Finding Strength

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Why are we concerned with everything that hasn’t happened yet? We are worried about circumstances and situations that haven’t and may not ever take effect. Why is depression and anxiety becoming so common?

With constant overthinking we are constantly focused on the “what ifs” and the “unlimited possibilities” that our fear imposes rather than focusing on the opportunities that arise day to day. Living in fear we begin to rationalize every reason why our hopes and goals will never work out. As soon as we think we make progress facing our demons another roadblock persists. Fear has taken control of the general population like a grappling hook, one by one isolating victims dragging them down deeper and deeper into a dark hole they could never escape.

Why is obesity a leading cause for disease when it can be avoided? Why do we need to spend money in order to uphold an image or feel relevant? Why do most people suffer from addiction(s)? Most importantly why do we learn to accept our fears as our reality?

We rationalize every reason why we can’t do something and these become our subconscious beliefs. We one by one work our way through our limiting thoughts only to find another has taken its place.

It’s time to stop making excuses for yourself, It’s time to get out of your head and into your body. Start taking action. It’s time to convince yourself you deserve better.

Start loving yourself and seeing the value for what you’re worth. Start living through your word, your word to yourself and your word to others. Take initiative and address your fears you’ll be blown away with what you’re able to accomplish. Remember flow is key to efficiency and productivity, become flexible like water and flow. 

Address one problem at a time till you are no longer drowning in worry. You will feel a huge sense of accomplishment and realize you are stronger than you ever thought possible.

“The measure of strength is not his muscular power or strength but it is his flexibility and adaptability” – Debasish Mridha

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