We all have heard a problem shared is a problem halved…
but what if no friends are available and you need to express yourself?
Writing down your thoughts to express your concerns, worries and connect with your feelings may be an option.
Writing can give many therapeutic benefits:-
help to calm your mind by giving you a focus
document a journey
help to express feelings and release emotions
help to reduce worry
assist in processing difficult situations
create a sense of direction
help to formulate some goals
give a sense of achievement
Writing can take many forms:-
documenting, to help process your thoughts
a letter to yourself or others (best not to send, but can help to clarify your feelings)
a gratitude diary
There is a body of evidence developing which indicates that if you write a list of specific tasks you need to do for the next day, as you go to bed, it helps reduce rumination (repetitive thoughts). This reduces the time you take to go to sleep.
Better sleep helps the processing of challenges in your life and improves well being.
Pick up a pen!