Why Writing about Your Anxiety is Good for You

April 6, 2020

When it comes to dealing with anxiety, it can get hard at times. But the best way to deal with it is to indulge yourself in something. A lot of experts say that writing about anything can help you a lot with your anxiety. But sometimes, when you are too anxious, it can be hard for a person to write about even their favorite topics. In such a situation, it is recommended that one must write about their feelings as that can be helpful. 

Not only it helps you reflect on your thoughts, but you can also share it with others to get it out of your system and spark a conversation. If you are too conscious about sharing your unfiltered thoughts, you can use a discreet platform and share it as John Doe. Let’s have a look at how writing about your feelings and thoughts can help you with your anxiety:

Overcome Your Fear

When you write about your feelings, you are writing about your fears as well. And when you put your fears on paper, it helps you realize that they are not as scary as you think. Also, sharing it with someone can provide you with much needed uplifting feedback. You can earn a new perspective and look at your fears as challenges.

Understand Your Feelings

It also helps you process your feelings much better. When you confront your feelings on paper, they seem more real to you. It also helps you decide whether how you feel is right or wrong and how you can change it.

Gain New Perspective

You can also gain a new perspective on your own by just reflecting on your writing. Just take a pencil and paper and start writing without thinking. Once you are done, read it out loud, and you will realize that both the beginning and ending of the piece are about different things. It does not just transform your writing, but it transforms your thinking in a similar way.

Pour Your Feelings Out

When you are writing something for yourself or sharing anonymously, you do not hold back. You share authentic and honest thoughts. Not only does that help you get out of the anxiety, but it encourages your readers as well.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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