Writing is Therapy

 

 

Writing is Therapy

 

Man’s need to express himself has, throughout the years, taken many forms, not the least of which is the written word.  Whether the format is within the confines of a sticky note or an attempt at the Great American Novel, effective self-expression is paramount to good communication. My grandfather had a favorite expression: “I know you think you know what you thought I said, but I’m not sure that what you thought you heard is really what I meant.”

Writing is therapeutic.  Whether you are writing in a diary, a journal, or a blog, getting your thoughts on paper relieves stress and helps organize your thinking.  Even the simple act of penciling repetitions of your name can strengthen the communication between the left and right sides of your brain.  So start writing as each week we explore how to better communicate our feelings, share our thoughts and ideas, provide accurate information, and increase our creativity through the art of writing.