Write For Yourself

07-19-13“The words of the Teacher, son of David, King in Jerusalem: ‘Meaningless! Meaningless!’, says the Teachers. ‘Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.’ ”   Ecclesiastes 1:1-2

It is thought that Solomon was the author of Ecclesiastes. He’s looking back on his life trying to make sense of it He puts his thoughts in writing. In today’s train of thought we’d look at this kind of writing as being therapeutic.

Whether we’ve lived thought traumatic experiences or just lived life in general, putting our personal thoughts on paper helps to release emotions or just gives us something that years from now we can read to look back on our lives.

As writers we get so busy writing our novels, short stories, and articles for others we forget to take time to write just for ourselves. Do you routinely write in a journal or diary? If not, why not? We all have feelings and thoughts we need to work through from time to time. We have events we want to remember. What better way is there to work through these emotions or recall special times than through writing. Writing in a journal or diary is personal. It’s a outlet for everything that is bottled up inside.

Putting aside writing for others and spending a little time writing for ourselves can relieve stress. It allows us to focus precious time on us. We spend time writing material we want others to read. Take some time today and every day to write for yourself as well.

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