Writing can be the best medicine.
- It forces your mind and emotions to slow down and click into reflection mode. Even if your emotional energy is high and rampant, putting that pen in your hand (or keyboard under your fingertips) gives you no choice but to take a deep breath and put your thoughts down in writing.
- Sometimes, you don’t actually know your thoughts or ideas until you give them a portal from your heart. Once the words get one foot out the door, the rest of the issue can’t help but to follow.
- As you write, you listen more intently to your own voice and catch glimpses of the underlying problem.
- More than vocalizing, writing assigns ownership to your own words.
Therapeutic writing doesn’t always have to be serious journal-style pouring your heart out. It can also take the form of fiction. I put myself through quite a bit of writing therapy a few years back – in the form of children’s literature.
Visit My Imagination for a glimpse into my world that, at the time, was turning upside down. I didn’t know it then, but releasing my energy into those silly poems and character-filled stories is what helped me through.
So, not only is writing good for your business, it’s good for your soul.