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Writing therapy

Writing therapy

It never ceases to amaze me how writing helps clear my head.

When I have had a shit day, like I did today, writing allows me to escape the muddle that disguises itself as thoughts winding around in circles in my head, like a hamster wheel … spinning non-stop.  It gives me a break from the questioning, the reasoning, the second guessing, the trying to understand … its a break from the ‘to do’ list, the remembering, the calendar of the day, week, month of not only myself but my kids that continuously flashes in front of my eyes … kind of like an electronic meeting reminder but without the ‘ding’ notification sound.

Writing allows my brain to re-direct my thoughts and focus.  For a little while at least.  And for that, I am grateful.

So after my crappy day at work today I came home, sat on the couch in front of the fire and started writing.  I become kind of hypnotised by the tapping of my fingers on the keyboard … I am wondering whether writing is a meditation of sorts for me.  Losing myself in words, building characters, creating a back-drop of whatever the hell I choose is a freedom I don’t have in my day to day work life … so its nice to step into this space, even if just for a little while.

I wonder who I would be, how I would act (react?!), and how I would free up some of my congested head space if I didn’t write … yes exercise helps and I love walking the dog to blow out the cobwebs but sometimes there is SO much stuff going on in this brain of mine that downloading by writing is the only way I can achieve clarity.

And today, I’ve achieved that.  After my “trying” day at the office, the therapy of writing at home this afternoon means its mission accomplished for me … Download is complete!

Macca ~ June 13th 2017




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