Have you ever gotten to a point in your life that you have kept so much bottled up inside that you feel like a volcano ready to explode? Maybe the person you need to talk to is not around to express your feelings? Do you feel like you have no one to talk to about what is going on in your life? There are more than one reason a person holds in their feelings instead of expressing them but writing them out is a way of getting those feelings out.
Lately, I have had a lot going on in my personal life that only a few people know about. This situation has been playing over and over in my mind until I get to the point of wanting to scream my head off. Thankfully, I have had a few close friends and family to listen to me talk about this situation… over and over. I have tried to talk to the person that is involved with the situation but that is like talking to a brick wall.
My solution to getting my feelings out without annoying the hell out of my friends and family or getting frustrated for talking to a wall… write it out! I have been journal writing since high school because a counselor suggested it as a way to express my feelings without having to talk about them. I won’t lie, I can go long periods without writing in my journal because things are either going so well that I don’t feel the need to write OR things are so bad that I am to numb to write.
When I write my out my feelings, I feel a sense of relief afterwards. Sometimes this relief is short-lived… a few hours or it can last a few days or weeks. No matter how long this relief lasts for the fact that I am able to express my feelings is the healthy aspect of living a positive life. Yes, we all have negativity in our lives whether we want it our not but it is how we handle this negativity that makes the difference in living a positive life. Journal writing helps turn those negative feelings we are dealing with into a positive way of expression.
Journal writing can aid in keeping you connected with your mind and body aka mindfulness. It can keep your mind focused on goals that need or want to be accomplished. Taking the time to write in a journal teaches self-discipline to do a task when you feel a trigger coming that needs to be expressed. Journal writing has healing benefits for people with depression, anxiety and sleep disorders because it helps to calm the mind. This is just some of the benefits of journal writing!
I used to and still do love writing with a pen and paper. Just the feeling of releasing my feelings while the ink glides across the paper. Seeing those words come to life is just a magical feeling. Unfortunately, my hands do not want to cooperate with writing with a pen and paper. After a few minutes of writing, my hands end up in a lot of pain so I have started making my journal writing digital. I use google drive to make my documents because it is free and I can use it among all my devices. Like last night, I needed to write my feelings out so I was able to grab my phone, open the app and type away until I felt better.
So, whether you need a pen and paper or a computer/tablet/phone to write your feelings, it doesn’t matter as long as you write your feelings out. Good feelings, bad feelings… all feelings matter and feel great when you write them down. I encourage you to start writing today!
25 thoughts on “Write It Out: Put Your Feelings on Paper”
Writing things down is therapeutic, and a great way to work through things. I have loved journaling and blogging to get things off my shoulders.
I LOVE to journal. It really is a great way to get your feelings out and it’s therapeutic!
Writing is my form of therapy. It really helps with getting my thoughts out. Thanks for sharing this!
Writing things down can help so many people. I wish more people understood that.
I do believe everything happen for a reason. I have so much craziness going around lately and I think wrling will help me go through it.
I absolutely agree that writing is therapeutic. I keep a Happiness Journal (one sentence a day of gratitude) and a Black Book (where I write all my negative thoughts/ complaints)!
Yes yes yes and yes! I love journaling.. it is so beneficial and therapeutic!
Sometimes I wanted to explain sth to my husband but I was afraid I will be not brave enough to say it so I write a letters and it really works because I can put all my feelings on the paper:)
I have so many great things about expressing your feeling through writing and keeping a journal to write down your feelings. I been meaning to start and I really should. I feel it would be very therapeutic.
Writing and Blogging has been an amazing outlet since I have had my son. Wish I would have started this awhile ago!
I definitely find writing things down helps me get some perspective.x
i need to do this more, i love writing and feels so good
This is a good idea. I need to start journaling because I always hold my feelings inside because I don’t want to burden my friends and family. Thank you!
This method works and I can personally attest to it. Not only for frustration or anger but for trying to achieve goals and dreams. Fantastic post!
Although we are living in an electronic world now but I still feel there are something need to be written down for personal preferences or security reasons (because I still do).
Excellent article…external processing of our feelings is so important…journaling by writing, typing helps so much!
When it comes to blogging and writing novels I am on my laptop because it is easier. but I always send people postcards! the best feeling in the world! i also work my novels on paper!
This definitely works for me, which is why I started blogging! It’s the best therapy I’ve ever been through that’s for sure!
I’ve been using this method too. Nothing better than venting with a piece of paper and pen and reading it later. A great escape and helps to calm down
I used to write my own journal when I was in high school. Unfortunately, my sister got it and read it out loud. Well, that was long time ago. But still, I know writing down my feelings would relieve me of unexpressed emotions.
When I needed to express my pain, I have even written my feelings out on the notepad in my phone. It’s so therapeutic!
I loved this post! I definitely feel that writing things down make me feel miles better x
I use to write in a journal all the time. I found that it definitely did help with getting some feelings out. Something I should get back into!
Thanks for reminding me to get back into writing my journals! I have few notebooks already piling up because I just couldn’t find time in the past few months. 😉
What a nice post! I had a journal in college and it really helped. Thanks for sharing! 🙂