Writing: The Best Kind of Therapy

By Sarah Khalid

Sometimes the issues we face can suffocate us. They’re the thoughts always running through our minds, the worries in the back of our heads, and the finger constantly tapping on our shoulders. Sometimes it can seem impossible to put aside the heavy, occasionally overbearing emotions we have, but there is a solution to this problem.

Writing. It seems pretty simple, right? To pick up a pen, or open your computer, and simply write. Some of us already write all day, whether it’s for school or for work, but this is a different type of writing.

There’s “therapeutic power” in writing. This is writing that you do for yourself, to release your thoughts, your troubles, your feelings and your fears. I know it works because I’ve been using writing as an outlet since I was very young. I also know that crying or being angry at the world won’t ever help me as much as simply writing for 10 minutes will.

I know it may seem mundane to just write for 10 minutes, but those few moments of deep thought will actually do a lot more for you than binge eating or punching a pillow will.

So next time you are feeling down, angry, or your thoughts are just overcrowding your brain, pick up a pen and a piece of paper, or open up your computer, and just write.


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