Writing has always been my favorite way to express myself. I can take my time with my thoughts and find the words to exactly articulate what I’m thinking. Blogging requires me to be more consistent so it’s important to keep it fun & interesting.
I’ve been spending a lot of time writing since creating StayBlooming.com. With that being said, I wanted to share 3 styles of therapeutic writing that I practice everyday. They help me stick to my writing goals (and accomplishing them), get out of boring routine, and also help new ideas bloom from existing ones.
Free Writing 📝
Free writing is the most simple. It’s writing about anything and everything that comes to your mind. Most of the time (even when you’re not in the mood to write) you will end up elaborating on one thought or another more than you thought you would. You can get to a point that you (kind of) lose consciousness in the art of your writing. It’s those thoughts that can display how your authentic self feels. You can reflect later or even look back in the moment. Venting to a good friend is much similar to free writing. There is no judgement. From writing about serious matters to silly ones, it’s bound to be a release.
Poetry Writing 💭
Poetry writing is especially fun because you can approach it in so many different ways. Poetry in itself has a bunch of different styles that can be applied to whatever’s being expressed. Some styles are unique to historical poets and others are unique to the poet who is writing. It’s needless to say that the possibilities are endless. The description of deep meaning is the eloquence of poetry. And to be able capture any emotion makes for great therapeutic writing.
Never to Send Letters 💌
This is probably the most significant of the three and the one that I do the least. I call them “Never to Send Letters” because I have looked on the internet and there is no shorter description. I actually didn’t find as much as I thought I would on it either. (Yes, I do research before writing!) In this style, you write a letter to someone without any intention of sending it. It’s venting on an extreme level… it can be a very humbling experience during devastating times. If done the right way, you find instances of where you actually did not need to say things. Especially hurtful things.
Overall, I wanted to share this with my readers because writing is a wonderful tool to relieve stress/excessive thinking but also stimulate mindful thoughts about oneself. I like to try my hand at different kinds of writing even if I’m not familiar with it. The goal is to find new ideas, elaborate on them, and grow. Something StayBlooming.com is committed to! 🌻