In the past, I have let my mind wander until I’ve driven myself crazy. I know I’ve driven my fiance crazy numerous nights with my novels via text and email!
I write. When I’m upset, sad, angry…I just write. It’s my therapy. I should have started blogging years ago with the amount of writing I’ve done over the past two years. It all started when I decided to go to a therapist.
I had an awesome therapist that changed my life. During my first session, I completely broke down. I shared things with him that I hadn’t said out loud to myself. It’s kind of ironic because I fought therapy. I refused to go, I refused to tell my story, and I refused to sit there to have someone judge me for an hour. I didn’t think I needed it so I focused on self-medicating . But he opened my eyes. He got me to look at myself and life in a different way.
My writing started after I discussed my insomnia with him. He told me to write, no matter how stupid it seemed, just write. In my mind, I was thinking that it sounded crazy and I wasn’t doing it.
Three days later, at 1 am…I pulled a composition book out of my drawer and wrote.
It was life a switch was flipped.
Every day I wrote. When things were too much, not enough, or just right. I wrote it down just to get it out of my head. I never realized how much I was thinking about before bed until I started writing. I am forever grateful that I did.
So tell me…What do you do? Write, dance, sing…what settles your brain when your thoughts race?
If you have nothing, try writing. Pick a journal you like and document your life. It may be the best decision you ever make.
If you don’t write then what do you do? Dance, scrapbook, exercise…what’s your stress reliever when the world seems like too much?