Not all of us are a good talker. Some prefer to be in a corner with just a laptop or a pen or paper. They have a different idea on how to express their feelings and thoughts, and often, they have an extraordinary imagination that they choose to communicate through writing.
If you don’t find interest in connecting with people through social interactions but want to make a difference in a more quiet yet intelligent way, then maybe writing is for you. Writing diminishes depression, stress, and anxiety. It helps the mind relax and create something out of this world because it is magically contained inside of you.
What Are The Things You Can Express In Writing?
- Your Feelings
Admittedly, not all of our feelings are out. There are some that we choose to keep to ourselves like our hatred and frustrations. For instance, if you are in a toxic relationship and have no one to talk to, it is ideal to write down all your suppressed emotions rather than keeping them all inside. If you don’t let them come out, they will invade your health in a harmful way.
“One of the primary ways in which writing helps and writing heals,” Nancy S. Scherlong, LCSW says, “is by externalizing and being able to examine what was previously held internally. By being able to pace one’s own experience (through pacing one’s writing), greater mastery can be achieved in stressful circumstances.”
- Your Ideas
You may be one of those who do not find themselves efficient in expressing their ideas through talking. Perhaps you prefer to write them down allowing you to tackle every detail of your thoughts. It is a great way to share unique concepts that will help people. For instance, there is no best way to share a recipe rather than writing it down and giving it to the person we want to share it with, and although there are videos of everything nowadays, nothing beats the classic way of learning how to cook through a recipe book.
- Your Imagination
Who knows? Maybe you have the gift of writing legendary and iconic stories like J.K. Rowling or J. R. R. Tolkien. They are the writers of the world-renowned books that turned into films “Harry Potter” and “The Lord of the Rings.” If it weren’t for them and their entertaining and exciting stories, this world would be less lively. If you have an exceptional imagination and skill to put them into words, writing a novel or a book is an excellent way to share it with the world.
- Your Aspirations
You can also write about your aspirations. Through the use of the internet, your thoughts are limitless, and maybe there is someone out there who has the same goals and dreams as you do. You never know how much your aspirations could mean to some people. They can serve as motivation and inspiration letting them know that “dreaming” is not just them. All of us do.
- Your Adventures
We all have adventures in life, maybe not all as exciting, but our stories are unique in every way. Your love story with your husband may be such a story worth writing to inspire other couples to have more faith in their relationships. Perhaps, you have quite a story to share about chasing your dreams. These are simple adventures in life that some of the eight billion people in the world would love to read about.
“By writing, you put some structure and organization to those anxious feelings. It helps you to get past them.” – James Pennebaker, Ph.D.
Sometimes, we all want silence, but it does not mean we are doing nothing. It is through silence and solitude that some great ideas are born, and writing is a magnificent way to express the whispers of our great minds because some words are best not spoken but written.