Writing as a Stress-Buster

March 15, 2013 8:38pm CST
I think that a lot of you mylotters would agree with me that one of the good things we get from writing (practically about any topic under the sun) is its ability to rid us of stress. Those of you who have really gotten themselves into serious but fun writing activities could certainly relate to my observation that writing is an effective stress-buster. In writing, you can pour out heaviness, disappointments, loneliness, bitterness, etc. as well as elation, excitement, hopes and dreams, etc. It is in writing that I could speak what's in my heart exactly. What about those of you who write? Do you feel the same way? Do you find relief in writing when you are in pain? Do you find comfort in writing when you are sad or depressed? Have you just perfected the art of pouring your heart out through writing?
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• India
19 Mar 13
You are right. Writing is really a great stress reliever. We forget about our tensions and worries while writing and get peace of mind with it. While write we are very creative and put our full concentration in the writing activities.
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@danix1982 (593)
• Philippines
19 Mar 13
i always wanted to read but it never give me the ability to write accurately specially in English, i have difficulty in writing more on English. I need to practice everyday to be perfect in writing.
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@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
16 Mar 13
I so agree. I may not be a professional writer but I maintain a personal blog and journal where I write from something noteworthy to those who happen to be rants. It's just my way of releasing all the pent up emotions and my medium of realesng it all without having to say anything mean or hurtful to someone. Sometimes, there are just things best left unsaid, but I sure can write about them.
19 Mar 13
You're right. In writing we can be more exact because we tend to be specific when we are writing and we are able to capture many of our thoughts which we might miss when we go verbal. It's good that you have a regular blog and journal. I'm also planning to do that.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 13
I agree with you. The ability of writing to relieve stress is one of the reasons why I fell in love with writing. During the times when I felt so miserable or worried or scared, I wrote. It makes me feel better. Instead of doing negative thing because a person feels bad (like drinking ), it's better if he or she just let his emotions and thoughts out through writing. But no, I think I have not yet perfected the art of pouring my heart out through writing, but I'm working on it.
19 Mar 13
The fact that you have developed so much love for writing is a definite factor for you to be able to write what's in your heart. Just be yourself when you write things and you'll see that you feel happier and a lot more stress-free as you become accustomed to writing regularly.
@much2say (40199)
• United States
16 Mar 13
Most definitely! It's good therapy, isn't it? I'm not the most verbal person, so writing is a great way for me to communicate exactly what I want to say. I love being on myLot . . . I can just write away everything (well almost) that I can't discuss with people in real life. I used to keep a diary or journal when I was younger - and that somewhat comforted me during the negative times - but there's nothing like getting feedback from others and and working out certain problems through other people's words. I don't know that I've perfected the art of pouring my heart out through writing, but being here can be good practice for it!
19 Mar 13
I agree with you that sites like this one gives us the opportunity to hone our writing. We're pretty much the same in being someone who don't talk too much, and I think that it becomes natural that we love to write what's in our hearts.
@vexxus (708)
• Philippines
24 Mar 13
Yes, Indeed whenever i feel sad and stressful after hours of work, before getting to bed I usually take ma note and ball pen to write and when I think that all of my problems are written, I can feel comfortable enough, and a few moments its already morning. What I am saying is that, after I've written everything in the past hours of tiring day, My Heart and Mind feel relax, thus I get slowly falling into sleep a really good sleep.
@ptrikha_2 (10247)
• India
21 Mar 13
Well, when we write, we are not only enhancing our language skills, but also bringing out our thoughts, emotions, what we feel about various issues etc. Sometimes we cannot explain things to our fellow friends or acquaintances and we decide to write about such things on sites or on our blogs, or in articles on different sites. Yes, this contributes as a stress-buster. Else, we might feel like bottling up many emotions. When we write many of the bottled up things come out helping us relieve of the tensions.