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Creative writing can be the Perfect antidote to Stress!

May 10, 2019

There was a time when I went through a very painful time in my life. I won’t forget that difficult time when I was depressed. However, I turned to my hobby of writing poems for relief and comfort.

It’s this hobby of creative writing that helped me to pull through that painful and difficult time. Please allow me to describe how this hobby helped me.

My painful emotions

When you’re going through a hard time, you experience painful emotions. When you bottle up these emotions, the pain can become intense and even unbearable. However, it’s been proven that writing down what’s bothering inside can make you feel better emotionally.

I wrote down my painful emotions and feelings that I had inside of me.
I wrote down my painful emotions and feelings that I had inside of me.

That’s why my hobby of writing poems helped me so much. I wrote down my painful emotions and feelings that I had inside of me. And I kept writing everything. That really made me feel much better emotionally!

When I was very depressed, I poured out my heart through writing. Sometimes I’d be crying while writing down my painful emotions. Doing all this gave me relief and comfort!

When I felt hopeless and helpless

When I felt hopeless and helpless, again I wrote poems that talked about how hopeless and helpless I was feeling.

And in the midst of hopelessness and helplessness, I expressed my hope for a better tomorrow in my poems! I told myself that things will be alright one day! And that lifted my spirits and helped me not to give up!

When I had no friends to talk to

When you’re facing problems, you need someone to talk to, someone to share your feelings with. What if there’s no one to share your feelings with?

When I had no friends to talk to, poetry became my understanding and close friend.

When I felt that nobody cared about me and there was nobody to talk with, I turned to poems.

When I felt like nobody understood me, I poured out my heart in my writing. I’ll forever remain grateful to my precious friend – poetry!

Expressing optimism and determination through writing

He that remains optimistic and determined during pain will overcome or cope with any problem. I expressed my optimism and determination through writing poems. I also told myself I needed to endure no matter what. And I talked about many positive and happy times and things in my life.

This optimism and determination helped me to overcome my depression!

Writing is a good way to process our emotions slowly.
Writing is a good way to process our emotions slowly.

I wrote my dreams and goals in poems

Dreams and goals keep you going in life! So despite going through that painful and difficult time, I found time to write about my dreams, goals and plans in my poems.

Doing this helped me to focus on my life and my future. And I was not swallowed up by depression. They say that when you write down your dreams, goals and plans, it becomes easy to achieve them! And my hobby of poems made it easy for me to achieve them! This in turn made me feel good about myself!

Writing poems gave me a diversion of mind

A hobby is supposed to help you think about something else, to let your mind focus on something else other than your busy life and your challenges.

A hobby should help you to unwind, to have a diversion of mind. It should help you to re energize and reinvigorate yourself.

Hence, my hobby of writing poems gave me a much needed diversion of mind. It made me forget about my problems because I didn’t just write about my pain and worries.

I also wrote about happy things. This made me forget about myself and my problems to think about happy, meaningful and exciting things in life!

Healing process through writing poems

Writing helped me heal emotionally. Sometimes it takes time to heal emotionally. It took time for me to recover too. My recovery slowly came through writing down my own thoughts, feelings and emotions.

When emotions are pent up inside of us they cause harm. It takes time to process these emotions. Writing is a good way to process our emotions slowly. And writing poems did help me to do this and it was so soothing to my mind and heart.

When I was depressed, writing gave me relief and comfort. And eventually, I recovered from my depression.

This is how my hobby of writing poems helped me to pull through that difficult time. Perhaps writing down what you’re going through in life can also help you to cope with pain. Or perhaps other types of creative hobbies might help you too!