Let Writing Be Your Own Voice
Writing can be therapeutic. Simple as that, it can be therapeutic. And as with every therapy, it doesn’t work well for anyone. However, I want to acknowledge how writing can help you channel your emotions — and the most important part: understand them.
It doesn’t matter where you write. Doesn’t matter if it’s right on paper with a pen, on your computer, on your notes app on the phone. It really doesn’t matter at all. What does matter though is the lesson you take from it.
Dealing with emotions is a human experience that we all have to go through whether we like it or not — and those emotions are, most of the time, difficult to navigate through due to our traumas and past experiences. But writing helps. It’s not the cure, but it’s definitely a method you can use to vent. A method in which you get to know the deepest side of you when you’re feeling sad, when you’re feeling angry or when you’re the happiest person in the world. It doesn’t matter the feeling, the purpose is to write and get out of your chest what you don’t know how to say verbally.
Writing is the voice of the silenced. And we tend to silence our emotions and inner voices. Writing can help us with all of that by just simply writing.
Pick up a pen and a paper — and just start. Write your anger, your disappointment, it doesn’t matter if your thoughts aren’t connected. Vent, vent, vent, and vent again. Poetry, essay, non-fiction, fiction. It really doesn’t matter.