There are a million times when one goes through a roller coaster of emotions, especially not the happy ones, be it anger, hatred, jealousy, ego, apology, unexpressed love, heartbreak or anything else you can think of. And many a times we either don’t have a correct person around us with whom we can share our problems or even if there is a person, we just don’t understand how to articulate our emotions so that they can help us. Happens to you too, right?
The simplest solution, WRITE!
“Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.”
No, I am not asking you to maintain a diary, because we all know that after some days of maintaining one, it gets pushed into corners of our bookshelves, only to be found the next time the house is being cleaned.
Yeah, so write down all that is going through in your mind in a sheet of paper, perhaps a tissue paper, or a chocolate wrap or just type it in a notepad or a word file. Choose any media, according to your convenience and its availability.
Write everything, and by everything, I literally mean EVERYTHING! Remember, that sheet of paper will neither judge you nor pass remarks nor question you. Be it how you felt terrible when you were given a B+ rating in office and wanted to shout at your manager for not acknowledging all the hard work you put in that project, or how you are never able to walk up to the person you have fallen for and express your love, or how you miss the company of your ex, or how your best friend cheated you for a matter you never thought could end your friendship, or how you want to say sorry to someone for a wrong deed of yours. It could be just anything.
After having penned down all that you had to say, I can guarantee you that you will be at peace. It is very relieving to have just let out all the vented up emotions out into the universe with the satisfaction of knowing that no one will ever bother you with all that you have written.
“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and the fear which is inherent in a human situation.” -Graham Greene
Well, and what to do with that sheet of paper or the word file. Just fold the paper and put it in a place you will not see in the recent future. You could also choose to tear it or just crumple it and throw it in the nearest dustbin. Save the word file in a folder least visited or just delete it. Basically, just choose to forget it!
And after you have done this, go out for a walk in the fresh air, or listen to your favorite song, and voila, 5 minutes was all that was needed to help you brighten up your mood!
Staying happy is the choice! 🙂