Does writing relieve stress?

United States
May 23, 2009 1:30am CST
Your writing is essentially an extension of yourself when you do it on a personal tip, but do you think it is a stress reliever? I as because I am one that holds things in when my family members do something to anger me or upset me, and I always start writing soon after. And I always feel better as well.
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• China
23 May 09
yes, i think so . When i was in jonior high school i began to write diary.i wrote everything which affened me, or which thing i feel happy.especially, when i feel upset, writing can relieve my anxious.Now i like write in blog.
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@med889 (5958)
23 May 09
I write in newspapers in my country and I also write short stories, I write to get paid on helium too so I believe that writing relieves my stress as I feel free and very good when I end a story or an article, I have learn to write stories when I was 12 years old and since then I have continued to write. When anyone would do me something which affected me in a way then I would go in my room and open my laptop and write everything whether I am complaining or wishing a different world. I have always found freedom in writing.
• Philippines
23 May 09
Yes, writing relieved stress. I usually write after reading books or when I am a very bad mood or depression. Writing can help me to soothe my mind or comfort me if nobody shoulders me to cry on. It is my expression of showing my true feelings. I usually write in journal because whenever I go, i can write it. Maybe someday, I will purchase my pda for that.
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@vicky30 (4777)
• India
29 Jun 09
Yes writing relieves stress.Instead of going and fighting you can sit and write.Nowadays the internet offers lot of writing opportunities for people to earn.You can get your anger off in a useful way.I too feel stressed out because i don't have a job.But i sit and write something in my book to remove all my tensions and remain stress free.
@zamalia2 (116)
• Philippines
26 May 09
Writing to most people really do help relieve stress. It's therapy. You can release any pin-up emotions you have without physically or verbally hurting somebody else. You can reflect with what happened and do something about it (if any) or just release it all to free your mind. I don't write journals or anything similar like that. I write poems. It's my way of expressing my thoughts.
@nrn2003 (670)
• United States
25 May 09
Writing is the best expression of self that anyone has. You can say things that you really dont mean, But writing is something that you take alot of time to do and you really express your true self. So I do believe that it does release alot of stress. You can actually write the things that you cannot say. it is a great thing to have available.
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
24 May 09
I use to write a lot, during elementary, high school and some parts in college. Of course, I'm talking about those compositions that aren't related to academics. I would write stories, poems and so on with anything that runs in my head. Its been a long time since I wrote anything since I mostly type with the computer. I know I can type quick but, I often think about how it has replaced my writing and when I tried to write again, it seemed that I need to get use to it again. Even cursive writing. Lately, I tried practicing again. (^_^ ) Writing certainly relieves me of stress most of the time as I would write about something that has been bothering me and while doing so, I get to find the solution for the trouble.
• United States
24 May 09
Writing sometimes relieves stress for me and sometimes it doesn't. For instance, if I have to write papers for school, then obviously I end up getting pretty stressed because writing papers is not something that I'd really like to do and papers always come back to back. However, if I'm writing articles for money or writing poems for pleasure then usually it is pretty stress relieving. I have noticed that when I am writing here at Mylot that it does relieve stress. If I have had a long day and come to Mylot then after a bit of posting here I usually feel a lot better.
@aikhong (664)
• Malaysia
24 May 09
Ya, i believe writing is indeed one of the way which we can reduce or relieve stresses. This is one of the way we can express our feelings freely, and it is when nobody is listening to us writing the feelings out will be a good way to express it, at least the paper or the diary is 'listening', haha. Me myself also have this way of relieving stress. Whenever i'm feeling under pressure or there's something bothering me in my mind, i'll try to write it out in my personal blog. Then some of my friends who usually like to visit blogs will start to ask me what happened and express their concern. This is very kind of them and sometimes i really feel better when i know that there're actually a lot more people who are willing to give us a hand of help when we need it.
• China
24 May 09
Yeah,it si conceivable that writing plays an impotant role in releasing stess. Currently,with the severe competition ,more and more stress is coming to.Naturally ,we people should find a appropriate way to relieve ourselves,or maybe detrimental to our health.Writting is a good approach ,I am always writting something to describe my feelings and my thoughts,in that case ,I will feel better.Thus ,it likes a intimate friend that we can tutn to when we feel upset.Of course ,just like you mentioned that when you criticized by the family member,you can do it.
• China
24 May 09
I think so. Both writing and reading can help us relax ,in my opinion.When i am writing or reading,i can almost forget everything unhappy,sure they are good stress relivers. when i am upset , i write,when i am happy i write,when i am bored,i also write ,writing is a very good way to release our emotions , i love writing.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
24 May 09
Since I first learned to write writing has been a stress reliever for me. I write my thoughts, and it's like talking to a best friend - I dump on the paper and then I feel better. Sometimes I go back in a day or two and read what I wrote and laugh at myself - what an idiot for thinking that way or saying those things.
• United States
24 May 09
Writing does relieve stress. It's one of the things I do. When ever I'm in a stressful situation, I get my pen out and start writing. I usually find some paper around and just start writing.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
23 May 09
Yes, I think so. In fact, writing is my hobby, and that's the way I relax whenever I have some time. I have been writing reviews online, for relaxation as well as for earning online.
@soulist (2987)
• United States
23 May 09
For me writing does relieve stress and helps me relax and calm myself. Whenever something big happens I normally sit down and write in my blog or write a poem or two. I love to write and getting my feelings out on paper always helps.
• United States
23 May 09
I am actually more backwards in this account. When I am overly stressed, I do not write at all. It takes me some time to process all the emotions and thoughts before I can write. If I am in extreme circumstances, I may not journal for weeks. then I will try to sit down and catch it all up.
• China
23 May 09
when i was on my personal trip,i would write,when i was hurt by someone,i would write,when i travel to seaside,have seen everything beautiful,i would write,when have been experienced something important for my life,i would write,i have a lot of diary which noted my mood in some special moment.
@Raymo23 (465)
• Uganda
23 May 09
It depends on what type of writing you are doing. If its fiction-poetry, short stories, novels, heck no. I believe that kind of activity only heightens stress, at least in my experience. You worry if you will get it right, if other people will like it, how fast you are moving. Journals or diaries; it's those that relieve stress because like you say, they are an extension of ourselces. Personally, I keep a journal that I cram with every interesting idea I come across or tidbit, ranging from Raymond Carvers advice on how to write short stories or to Bushs' unique command of the English language. And that, it relieves stress.
@paid2write (5202)
23 May 09
Yes I do think writing can be good therapy. You can start a personal journal to record how you feel, and keep an account of the good things as well as the bad feelings. After a while you should want to write more about what makes you happy and things you are grateful for. The anger and upset are negative feelings can be balanced with more positive thoughts, and you will feel less stress.