Writing has become a big part of my life over the years. While it used to be something I considered a hobby, it’s become a lot more than that. In fact, I think it has helped me cope with my anxiety.
Writing once served as a way to pass the time and have some fun with the ideas I came up with. I enjoyed it and didn’t really expect it to go anywhere. However, I became more and more attracted to the idea of daily writing that it has become a much larger part of my life.
It helps me organize my thoughts by getting things out of my mind for a while. There’s something about getting things out of my head and putting them on paper that helps calm me. It’s like it makes my thoughts become more real and it allows me to take a break from the weight of them. Once the words have been written, I no longer need to carry them.
Writing can also help me focus on something else for a while. This can be meditative, as it allows me to put my worries in the backseat and let my imagination drive for a few hours. This can help me sooth my nerves and give me a chance to release some stress.
There is a big part of me that loves to create things as well. This means that the time I spend writing makes me feel accomplished and I enjoy seeing the stories I can create when I make a point to sit down and flesh things out a bit. It helps me see what I have to offer the world which can give me a deep sense of purpose. This allows me to see my strengths and combat a lot of the worries that come with anxiety.