The Benefits of Writing

Hey there, are you like me?  I was under so much stress 
for the better part of my adult life, 
that I didn't even recognize stress in my body.  

In today's world, stress is inevitable.  That's why
I'm spending time with this first series of my blog
giving you many natural ways we can reduce
stress in our lives and how we can best 
support our bodies!  If you missed my first 
episode Eating Your Stress Goodbye~ 
you can check it out right here:

In today’s blog about natural stress relief, 
we’re going to discuss how something as simple 
as writing can help you stay focused and calm.  

When we become stressed or anxious, it's hard to 
think clearly and work out solutions to our 
problems. When we take the time to sit 
down and write it all out, our attitude and focus
becomes significantly more positive and productive. 

Turn your problem solving into a writing exercise. 

Writing enables you to visualize the situation or problem 
on paper. The act of writing alone is therapeutic, 
and therefore an added stress release. 

After you have written everything down, you're then 
able to read it over and think about your problems 
critically and with a clear mind.  

It's also a good idea to write it out and then come 
back to it later. Give yourself some time in between 
jotting it down and then reading it over, trying to 
find a solution. 

There may even be times when you can't think of a 
solution. Writing it out allows you to put it aside 
as you move forward with your life. It's perfectly 
normal to need some time between cooling down and 
finding a solution. 

To use writing as a stress-reliever, start by dedicating 
just a few minutes every day to writing in a journal. 

It doesn't have to be anything fancy. Use a notebook or
notepad, and find a quiet place to write. 

It's also a good idea to keep a small notebook and pen 
with you at all times, if possible. Something portable that 
you can fit into your pocket or a bag can be very helpful. 

If you find yourself in a stressful situation away from home, 
you can take a moment to relieve that stress.

Focus on the situation you're dealing with at that moment, 
how it's making you feel, and anything else that comes to mind. 

If you have ideas for dealing with the issue, write those 
out too. And if you don't, that's perfectly fine too.  

The more you practice writing as a way to naturally reduce 
stress, the more you'll find yourself reaching for a notebook 
to write whenever something is bothering you. 

Over time, it will become second nature, and a prominent
tool in your problem solving routine.

It's also a good idea to look back on your old writings. See 
what your problems used to be and how you came up with a 

This can help you to see how you've grown when it comes to
problem-solving, and remind you that everything has a

With regular writing, you'll find that you approach problems 
with a much clearer mindset. 

Stay tuned for the next in this series in the blog, when we'll 
discuss how meditation can help you alleviate stress. 

Yours In Health,
Aimee Carlson
The Toxin Terminator

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