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Are you getting something from your own writing?

For several months I’ve been writing my blog on a personal level and most of the times I tend to use my words in a subjective manner. I believe that’s how blogging goes as you will transform your language for others to have a read whether your content has a sense or just good for nothing write-ups, but let’s assume what you’ve written is awesomely written. Until you asked yourself, have you ever thought if they are helpful? Is it useful? Will somebody benefit from it? These questions are not only for readers, you may get surprised but as a writer, you’ll benefit from your own writing as well.

Let me begin by saying that last two week ago was a turmoil for me, the usual Monday and an expected message from my brother got into my account. Yes, that was expected because my siblings used to send me messages whenever they wanted and they are online. The normal te (old sister slang for “ate”) word was written and I instantly replied yes?” Everything seems okay, like a normal day that he wants to talk to me, and then he said afterward do you have money?” My mind automatically thought of him asking me to send him or to buy something he likes. I answered, I don’t have now, but I can lend from someone if you need it badly. At first, he told me “ok” seems like not so urgent but later on, after a few minutes, he messages me again writing “Si kuya kasi naaksidente” (Older brother met an accident), that blew my mind!

I had endured so many shocking moments for the last 30 years of my life, and all along I thought that was only a normal phases of a human life. I got all that passing without a single regret, and it is normal and had to experience whatever hardships it was as I learned from an early age that people need to be tough. I gave my toll for that and accepted whatever comes my way with a thankful heart. But the spontaneity of the recent event knocked my life and for several days I found myself scattered into pieces. I was scared to death to think that my brother could possibly leave us without seeing me. God knows!

Because of my preoccupations, my writing got sore and I didn’t feel to write anything. It felt as if I was floated into a thin air and I had no vacant space for other things other than the safety of my brother. I think I stepped using a wrong foot at a wrong place, I should have written what I felt that time and deliberate my thoughts freely knowing that putting my feelings into words will help me release some tension.

Writing is a tool that researchers say it has a discreet connection to your happiness especially when you do expressive writing or just simply jotting down what you think and feel. Blogging is no exemption for having similar benefits in terms of therapeutic value. The reality that you may lose someone that is so dear to you is without a doubt will form a psychological trauma, you can’t just get a hold on your mind. Research suggests that one of the best therapies for this kind of psychological trauma is also one of the simplest: writing. 

So, I’m doing it again now to help myself and to regain the thoughts that were scattered on the ground. One by one I’m picking them and putting back to my head. Great! Feels like a renewal inside. 

Thanks for reading and God bless us all!

P.S. Take care everyone!

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Tags: Benefits, Psychological, Writing

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Comment by Risty on Saturday

Dear Sir Expector, thank you for agreeing to this point. Happy to read your comments here. :)

Comment by Expector Smith on July 19, 2017 at 10:26

Yes, it can relax you to write a blog. One blog daily can make you forget your troubles:)

Comment by Risty on July 19, 2017 at 5:42

Dear Onee, yes he is, thanks God! I’m happy to know you are getting your own dose of positivism thru writing. Let’s both keep it up, shall we?


Comment by Onee-chan on July 18, 2017 at 3:53

Is your brother better now? I hope so.

True, Risty. Writing helps us releasing the pain. It's better than just keep silent. I do feel the benefit of writing, both psychologically and in enhancing my English skill. 

Comment by Risty on July 17, 2017 at 5:27

Dear Hemano, thanks for the hugs and concern. I have had wished him well too before the accident, during the accident, and after the accident. I hope I’ve done my part well.

Do you think so? Thanks for that remark as well, you are forever be appreciated by me. 

Comment by Risty on July 17, 2017 at 5:26

Dear Ms. Paula, thanks for sharing the same feeling. Btw, congratulations! I only saw now that you are our new moderator and I’m happy to know that, you’ll be a great help in EC. 

Comment by Estanis on July 16, 2017 at 19:27
So sorry to hear. Hugs from here too my friend. Wishing him to be recovered soon.

You are always skilled at writing regardless your state of mind. Best wishes dear.

Comment by ★ღ ˚ Paula✰ •* ˚ on July 16, 2017 at 14:41

Risty I agree with you........writing is very therapeutic for some of us.......and I am one of those types.  I understand totally and completely. 

Comment by Risty on July 16, 2017 at 13:03

Dear Mary, yes he is fine now thank God, some fractures and broken teeth, I’m so glad only those. He had his CT scanned and he is totally fine…thanks for the hugs from senyorita. :))

You know I realized that encouragement shouldn’t come from other people though I truly appreciate it, still, it must be from within. I see that as an obligation to my sanity. Thanks for writing so many good words, knowing you I know you mean what you say and write.

Comment by MARY on July 16, 2017 at 12:34

Oh Risty!!! But is your brother ok now?? I'm really sorry and hope everything will be ok soon again... I send you a super big hug :((

I feel like writing is like an outlet for you, and that's great... to have something that can help you in some way to 'tame' inner monsters or to go through bad situations. So, I'd like to encourage to never stop to keep writing, even if you do it just for yourself.  And btw, you have really good skills for it :)

Thanks a lot for sharing this with us.

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