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Did writing helped you overcome something?



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Did writing helped you overcome something?

Sometimes writing can be our wall where we lean and release our unwanted emotions. Personally, writing helped me coped up with depression, so I wonder if there are people like me who use pen as sword and words as bullets to protect their self from self harm. 

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coolavender

No, I've never used writing for that purpose. I have had low periods in my life like losing my loved ones one after the other and getting sick at the same time but I never turned to writing to take me out of the sadness and depression. I cried it out and let my heart feel the pain because my loved ones deserved to be mourned. For me, writing is a job or a profession but it's not a crutch, a friend, or a sister/brother that I can run to. Writing is something that helps me financially though.



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jeffreyjose48

I agree with you. Writing has helped me a lot. It has made me express my thoughts and feelings.



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nrnlss

Good for you. I've always thought that writing can help other people get away from reality and help those wounded heart to have a words.



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ElectorAlexande

Yea true but writing also help you to turn your feelings into reality, for instance while experiencing those things in life if you have put it into writing you would have help someone who may be experiencing the same thing but your way of surviving it can also help the person too.



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nrnlss

I agree with you, sometimes its not just helping yourself sometimes you also help other people. the readers. There are times like you are writing what you've learn in life in a literary way and readers will learn from your experience.



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allyn2017

True, you re helping yourself and whoever read what you'e written. I used to write to make money, but now I write while making money and spilling my guts in my articles.



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allyn2017

I agree with you, writing can help you ease what you felt and express your feeling in a way that you can't express in talking.



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Steve5

Yes, it's helped me with understanding my emotions. Sometimes you're overpowered by a sense of confusion and sadness. There's an ambiguous mixture of feelings within you. Writing how I felt encouraged me to embrace discomfort and uncertainty.

I've found that the biggest challenge lies in honesty to one's self. We are constantly surrounded by things beyond our control. We like to assume that somehow we're able to influence the outcome. And, to some extent, we do. But it's never enough to fully satisfy our need for control.

So much of this world is governed by change and impermanence. The simple truth is that death is inevitable. So instead of continuously stressing myself out over stuff, I find it better to live each day. One at a time.



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mark8625

That is right. Writing has big help to us in times that we need something to refresh our minds. It helps us to think something outside the box. I love writing as much as reading and these two makes me feel good.



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Steve5

Writing gives so much value to our lives. It helps us painful truths and learn from them. We also see the beauty beyond our reach. Like the joys of the afterlife and goodness within the world we live in.

It allows us to communicate our thoughts and share them with others. That way, they too may experience how we felt to some degree.



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mark8625

Sometimes I love to write things that is happening to my life. It is like a diary. I like to make a journal on it and keep it. I know diary has been like old stuff but I feel like I am more comfortable if I write it down in it.



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Steve5

Me too. I also prefer a diary more than a journal. It feels more intimate and detailed. Journals are more like elaborating on experiences and stuff.

Though, my handwriting's not so good. So I wouldn't want others to read it. It's embarrassing.



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nrnlss

This makes so much sense. I honestly feel this way. There are things that you can't say with words but you can right in paper.



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nrnlss

Good for you, and I honestly agree with you've said. Sometimes we think we can control the happenings in our surroundings but sadly we can only control our actions and not the outcome.



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allyn2017

Good for you, writing also helped me with a lot of things and I love writing.



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ajahcuizon

I find writing as my escape to this, sometimes, cruel world. Whenever I am stressed out about something and I can't just easily deal with it, I will get some paper and pencil and write about it. I kept a journal before, and that's where I burst out my emotions that I can't handle by my own. I can say it is really effective for me, since after writing it down, I feel so relieved and comforted.



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jeffreyjose48

I agree with you. Writing can be a way of escaping from reality. You can do writing when you are too stressed.



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Youngshark

This is actually something which has made many people very famous as great authors and creators. They create stories to escape the daily stresses which then end up becoming bestsellers when they do it really well.



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Steve5

Part of being human is our emotions. We're often forced to keep it to ourselves for fear of the consequences. But they're necessary for improving the quality of our lives. Writing helps our express them in a positive and meaningful way.

We're able to release them without hurting others. We might even help those going through similar hardships through our writing.



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nrnlss

Yes, I agree. Writers work helps a lot of readers, learn from their books and works. I honestly learn a lot of things from books that made me look at life in different way.



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Youngshark

Yeah the major fear is always what other people will do with the information once we disclose it to them. This is especially if they are known to be gossipers.



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nrnlss

It's unfortunate how cruel our world is and we are finding something to escape it for a while. I'm glad wrinkles helps you.



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cmoneyspinner

Yes! There was a time period in my life when things had become very stressful, distressing, and difficult. I was seeing a counselor and the counselor noted that writing was very important and suggested that I use it for therapy. It worked!



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Steve5

That's great. I've also felt better after writing what I felt. Keeping to ourselves doesn't help with what we feel. So one way of relieving tension is to write it on a piece of paper. Handwritten letters to yourself can do wonders.



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cmoneyspinner

I don't know if it's true but they say that American President Abraham Lincoln suffered from depression and he often wrote long letters to himself.



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nrnlss

Good for you, I've been there too. I just didn't see a counselor but I've been in a dark place and writing helped me get back to my life.



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Barida

Writing is one of the ways that I always kill off boredom. I have actually been lonely for years and not finding how to solve it. Sometimes, I can play games on my gaming console, but it didn't solve the issue as expected. However, I have come to realize that writing is fun and a way to connect with people from around the globe.



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ajahcuizon

I have to agree with you. Connecting with other people through writing is something that I also enjoy of. Having a chance to know more people is a good thing to enhance more of your communication skills. You can widely express youe emotions and feelings throuhh writing. I find it very sincere whenever I get to receive a letter or message from someone that I knew it was them who wrote that letter.



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allyn2017

I agree with you. It is special with you found someone who connects with you through the words that you have written, it is a special connections between readers and writers.



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jayjaydimson

Yes, somehow. Because I can answer the questions by typing now a lot faster than I used to type slow before.



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amelia88

Not necessarily overcome something as such, but it has helped me emotionally through a lot of things. I'm someone that tends to bottle up my feelings a lot, and writing is often my outlet for that.

Writing for me is therapeutic, calming, and relaxing. So I guess all those things help with things like anxiety or stress.



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Barida

Yeah, writing is always that channel that we can use to let some things out. I have always looked at life from this angle where we should focus on ensuring that everything that we write is about how we feel about some situations as well. I always write when I have something that is very important for me to discuss about.



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Jeane

Personally I don't ever use writing to help me cope with any stressful situations. Most of my writing involves creating real estate related articles. Certainly not the kind of stuff that would be considered a relaxant.

Nonetheless it is believed that writing can be therapeutic. And people dealing with depression and other related mental illnesses are for that reason advised to keep a journal because writing about their day, how they felt, etc can help unwind. So maybe one day in future I just might get into journaling.



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Kakashi2020

Yes it did overcome something...pizza expenses. Eversince I started working as a Freelance writer my income is paying for all the pizza we've been ordering. Usually we order pizzas on weekends, Friday and Sunday nights and every Wednesday during weekdays. That's 2 big pies per order that cost php799 or $16. I've been spending $48 for pizza weekly for the past year thanks to writing gigs.



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amelia88

This made me smile!! Being able to pay for delicious pizza is definitely a big benefit! The financial help that writing provides for many of us is a big thing - and I think being financially free is a big cause of reduced stress! Did writing helped you overcome something? So that's a great thing too.



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Kakashi2020

Thanks! It's my firm belief that the best way for us writers to reward ourselves is by ordering pizzas or anything we like and paying it with our writing income. Just buy the thing you love most, do it regularly and you'll love writing even more.



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amelia88

For me that's getting to travel more. Each time I get paid, I put a little away in a separate account to fund plane tickets and accommodation for wherever my next travel destination is. It's definitely a nice motivator when you see the figure going up in savings! Did writing helped you overcome something?



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nrnlss

hahaha wow, good for you but don't eat too much pizza it is bad for your health. Try to balance what you eat.



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NerdIndeed

It's not that bad if you get the Hawaiian one. Pizza Hut's Hawaiian Supreme is to die for, yeah, baby! But yeah, it's a little greasy so...



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NerdIndeed

Haha! Pizza is life! So, if you do the math, you're like spending almost $200 a month on pizza alone. Please teach me what and how you do it, as I want to order more pizzas too in the foreseeable future.



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Martinsx1

When I'm bored sometimes, I pick up my pen and start writing. This have helped me so much on more than one occasion and I have actually been able to pen down some great ideas and develop them into a full blown contents. Writing is a very good way to express my thoughts which I am keen to share with others.



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allyn2017

Good for you, its the same with my case too. I often get bored and just get my pen and write. it will start with a really bad draft but after how many furnishings it became decent article.



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mitan143

Yes, there are actually a lot but the most relevant is my dark and deeper emotions. Writing really helps me overcome to whatever uncertain feeling I'm experiencing. It somehow leads me to the idea that motivates me. It is like helping my self to cheer up.



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jpk0007

Writing does give me a sense of freedom and independence. I have been able to express myself more freely and openly since I have started writing. writing has also given me a sense of purpose in my life. it has given me a goal of creating content that can be beneficial to the readers in some way or other. it also has given me a sense of responsibility of doing work that it is correct and based on truth.



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allyn2017

That's really good for you, I bet you are a really good writer. Keep up the good work and keep your words dance on the paper and make a world full of emotions.



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beerthooyah

Writing indeed has help me multiple times in coping with stress. In times of confusion, I just simply jot down anything on my mind and it immediately clears my mind. Writing is also my way of monitoring certain progress and everyday activities. It helps me organize my thought and direct it into a more productive and creative way that benefits not only myself but also to the people that surrounds me.



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stbrians

Writing made me creative. I can create content from anything. It made me NP longer fear to make mistakes. Even some well edited posts and books may have mistakes too.

I have overcome fear of rejection too



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Youngshark

lack of miscallenous funds, hahaha. WRiting has enabled me to have a constant income throughout and as such I am able to fund my daily basic needs although I really need to upgrade if I want to have a satisfactory income.



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NerdIndeed

I'm with you on this one. I would not lie by saying that I do all this not because it's a hobby or something, but also because we get to earn from it. Like Kakashi, I'd like to have more pizza money. Did writing helped you overcome something?



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superlicca

It is good to hear that writing helped you coped up with depression. For me, writing pushed me to my limit. Honestly, I never thought that I would be joining some writing sites and earn from it. When I was studying, I never tried joining any writing competition or write an editorial. I think I never tried to enhance my writing skills when I was young.



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DISTEFANO115

Writing is a form of expression of an individual's feeling. When I was stressed because of the pressure high school gave me I wrote a letter addressing how I was doing and only open it when I begin college. I reached college and opened the letter and it made me feel better wondering why I was so worried back then and that everything turned out all right.



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vhinz

I'm an introvert person, so writing really helped me to express myself. I'm not really fond of writing when I was still studying. I just started to try to write when I became interested in reading blogs and books written by great authors. I was amazed how they changed lots of people through their writings.



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Kakashi2020

Writing helped me overcome stress from work. My work then was very stressful and there's a lot of pressure coming my way on a daily basis. I got sick and while I was recuperating I tried writing again. I think it was a good decision on my part because eversince I started my part-time freelance writing career my stress level dropped and I'm healthier and happier now. Although the pay is really low but the work is enjoyable and that is what matters most.



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theresajane

Definitely, yes. When I have no one to talk to about my personal problems and struggles, I rely on writing to express everything on my mind along with my feelings. It actually feels good that even though I don't have the courage to share what's going on in my mind, the avenue that writing gives me os endless and is relieving my stress.



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rlpzbeermoney

Writing your thoughts have the same effect as confiding in a peer. Not every has someone to lean on in dark times. Lots of people struggle with depression, me included. I find that writing helps in a big way, more than you'd expect.



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overcast

I think I don't remember overcoming something by writing. It does help the ideas get out of the head. And it does have it's own way of making us feel comfortable about the stories and the things we learn in due time. I have mostly noticed that it helps on emotional side. It keeps us strong and compact in approach.



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NerdIndeed

As for me, writing keeps me occupied. There was a time wherein all I do is sleep, eat, repeat and writing alleviated all of these problems. Now I consider it as one of my hobbies, and I am hoping that in the future I can be better.



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theresajane

It's actually a good way to keep yourself occupied especially when you are feeling down. It's good that it helped you overcome you state back then as it's the same for me.



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NerdIndeed

Yeah. Today, it became a part of my life. I feel incomplete if I don't get to write comments or an article on a day. The good part is it helps to pay some bills on the side while learning and having fun at the same time.



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jaybee19

Yes it did, but not on the emotional side. Writing helped me to overcome financial problems like when I had to buy a new smartphone after a year of not having one because my old smartphone got broken from falling. I actually for two months until I was able to save for the down payment for my smartphone loan. Now, I am still very thankful for my writing jobs because they help me to pay for my other bills and for my expenses at school.



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Kakashi2020

Yes, it also eliminated boredom from my life. Everytime I'm not doing anything nowadays, I would just write and I won't be bored anymore. Also writing regularly helps me to practice my writing skills, the better I write the more extra writing income I could earn.



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esteban123

Writings help me a lot to overcome some emotions whenever I feel bored or lonely at some time. I usually write to make me feel convenient during times when I am not in a good mood. I write those things that makes me feel sad so that I can release the stress that I feel during that moment.



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Alymae

I noticed about myself that if ever I feel down, the writing inspiration comes for new stories. When I feel emotional, it's when my best works come into fruition. Writing has help me a lot by being the outlet of my emotions. It is amazing that you can make a world of your own where you can decide what happens and no one will be able to stop you from what you want to achieve. When crafting new stories, I always feel excited to see how it will play out in the end.



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Steve5

I agree. The best writing can come from our most emotional moments in life. Like how writing about grief came from those who've personally experienced it in their lives. They've gained much needed insight that only people who knew how it felt could give others.



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iambeth

Writing has helped me a lot in keeping my mind active. I also have a segment in my journal where I write what I'm thankful for everyday. There are days when everything is just not going right but being reminded that I have to write there makes me calm down and find something to be grateful for. I find it therapeutic and it has helped me stay positive and live each day with gratitude.



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Steve5

That's very endearing. I think we should all write more like you. Gratefulness calms the spirit and allows it to be at peace with whatever's happened in life. So much of our stress and fears come from the unknown.

So acknowledging the beauty of what we do know. The certainty of the gifts that have been bestowed upon us. It fills us with joy in our hearts.



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theresajane

Reading this actually makes me want to try doing it too. It is great that people can find it therapeutic especially when you feel that everything is not falling to it's proper places. When I feel disappointed with my self, I think, this will help as it will help me reflect too.



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ElectorAlexande

Have used my pen to save a friend of mine who was running for a position in the student union government in my college, in my college, we have serious racist which wants political power to be controlled by people from their ethnic group and we students coming from another ethnic group were not approved by their department because the head of the department was also a racism. I went on air to criticize the move and it spark a serious protest in the department, after writing my historic address to the HOD, the matter was put under control and he was permitted to run for the office. Till this day he always appreciate my effort in his aluta battle.



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cks003

Writing certainly makes me feel better especially when I am stressed and feel like I want to tell someone something. Psychologically it helps one to release tension as we are doing "mind exercise" while we are mentally thinking and arranging the words and sentences to make our stories understandable and interesting to the readers. This also helps me to sharpen my writing and critical thinking skills.



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Steve5

I like how you put it. It's indeed a mind exercise. And a healthy one at that. I find it liberating to free myself from the burdens of emotional burdens. You can really feel the difference after writing your heart out.



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zerancaleb

Well perhaps writing can helps us to ease the pain or sadness that we felt. If you can tell or you don't have anyone to tell at all ... paper and pen will be the least to hear what inside your heart. Definitely you cant write anything you want even the most harsh words you want... nobody will stop you till somehow you made your heart feels a little bit okay.



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Steve5

It's a nice idea. Many of us have eased each other's pain through writing letters. Be it to other people or simply to ourselves. Much like diary entries. It shows how we're truly feeling without the judgment of other people.



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vivalavanda

It helped me to overcome my sadness and to escape reality. Writing has been my escape and it really did a good job. I have overcome my loneliness by writing as I freely express my emotions and myself on a piece of paper. It is a great way when you don't have anyone to talk to with your problems.



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Steve5

That's really inspiring. I've also overcome inner darkness through open letters to myself. It felt as though I was releasing all the built up emotions within. It's amazing how honesty to one's self gives us a renewed sense of strength.



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nrnlss

Writing is like a dimension where you can transport and make your own world in it, where you are the one who controls everything, where you are the one who is like by everybody.



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cks003

Writing is always an effective avenue for me to release tension especially after reading something interesting that makes me wanting to share with the public. It is so frustrating to me when I have something to share with the public especially after reading some new interesting books. The new ideas are so unsettling that not sharing with others makes me frustrating. So yes, writing lets me release my tension.



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luv2xacosta

Yes writing help overcome my anger and it also relieve stress. When I am angry of something that it is hard for me to talk back or express my emotion towards a person I would prefer to write in a paper in a form of song or anything that would come up my mind.When I am stress from work or from a person I would like to write as well and express my real sentiments about it. Writing helps me release all my frustrations to other people. After a few days or a few months I read what's inside my notebook and just laugh out of it.



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nrnlss

That's really great, writing has helped a lot of people overcome something or cope up from something.



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burgosmichael24

My purpose in writing is to inspire other people and spread positivity everywhere. Most of the time, I wrote when I'm in a good mood. I need to set my mood first before I can write inspirational thoughts. So I don't write just to cope something.



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nrnlss

That is really great, some writers write because of the money they get from it and here you are, you write because you want to inspire others.



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Franzel2oo

Writing for me is a way to channel my emotions. I often write especially when I'm in bad place. Expressing ny feelings in ways of subtext and in other creative ways as I write helps me feel better at the end of the write up. So I will say yes to your question. Writing has helped me overcome a couple of things.



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theresajane

It's so great to have at least something that could be an avenue of your emotions and frustrations. Writing has helped a lot of people in many ways.



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nrnlss

Me too, there are feelings that i bottled up that writing help me get rid in my heart.



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knnon

I was a bit of a loner back in my teen years and I didn't get along with my family well. Writing has helped me cope with the loneliness and the stress I get from school. It was a way for me to express my deepest thoughts and my feelings through my poems and songs. I also wrote stories as a means of escaping the reality of my life.



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NerdIndeed

That's just amazing. And I know where you're coming from, I was in the same situation before as well. When I'm writing, like what I'm doing right now, somehow it makes me feel not alone.



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nrnlss

I do feel that kind of thing too, I write when I feel lonely and somehow it ease a little bit of my loneliness.



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nrnlss

I agree with you, it is like you have someone to talk to even if you don't and you just wrote it down.



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nrnlss

Me too, I was a loner in highschool because no one understands me and I am a bit weird. Writing has been my coping method in those years.



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Steve5

It's very common to see people using it a coping mechanism. I've used it that way as well. Something like a journal to help me navigate my feelings. You're often left exhausted by social interaction. Nothing like a good writing session to restore some sense of security in your personal space.



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nrnlss

Yes, writing diary abd such helped a lot.



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nrnlss

I have used it as coping mechanism for few years.



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Steve5

It's normal for us to do that. It's easy to open up once you've written to yourself about personal things. It can be hard at first. Just know that writing is a process of discovering one's self.



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knnon

Writing is a positive means of releasing negativity. I haven't heard of anyone being highly addicted to writing to the point of it being unhealthy. Writing is more than just an art or a skill, it really does help people in more ways than one, even friendships can be formed through writing Did writing helped you overcome something?



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Steve5

I agree. Writing has the power to do both good and harm. This is why we're told to choose our words wisely. Because each one counts. The sentences we form reflect back on us.

I learned to use gentle and kind words whenever I communicate. It helps avoid unnecessary conflict.



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knnon

That is something everyone needs to live by. It reminds me of Thumper from Bambi, here this one! I think it's sad how some people could use writing as a means of bashing others and hurting them.



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nrnlss

I agree with you, I think without writing I will never cope up from ny depression.



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Steve5

Oh, thanks. It's often the important things people tend to forget. So it helps to live by them in order to remember them. Bashing is just a modern form of insulting others.

The sad truth is that how we treat others is how we feel about ourselves.



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nrnlss

Yes, I think there is no such thing as that.



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DenisP

I myself actually deal with depression and anxiety on a daily basis. Every day is battle between the negative and positive thoughts in my head. Anyone with depression and anxiety knows what it’s like. You have these irrational, negative thoughts that just make your daily life miserable. You try your best to think logically, but it feels like you just don’t have control over your emotions.

Writing has helped me a lot because when I focus on writing something, I feel like I finally have control over the way I think. When I'm putting my thoughts on paper, I feel like there isn’t any room for negative impulses to sneak their way in.



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nrnlss

that's really great, it's the same for me. I have cope up with a lot o things because of writing.



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nrnlss

Me too, I've been dealing a lot of things last year and writing has been a big help for me.



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nrnlss

I agree with you, even me I have deal a lot and writing has been my coping method for a while.



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antonToledo

Writing can be a great hobby to relieve stress and depression some people use it for therapy and other use writing as a pastime for me personally I have use writing to overcome some of my hardships having to express something that you can't say out loud is the reason why I choose writing to be one of my stress relievers.



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