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I always feel powerful when I have a pen and a notebook with me to jot down thoughts as they come. Writing is a method of healing as it transforms experience into a deeply personal and meaningful message. 

Writing is the easiest way of putting chaotic bursts of energy, or the very lack of it, into words. You literally write things off yourself and onto the page.

Some pages will be more exciting than others. Yet they all matter equally much. They are equally important phases of recovery, growth and creativity. Through writing you don't just bring order into your mind. You literally transform your entire life. And in many cases, even without knowing it, the lives of others who are priviliged to have access to your insights.
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” - Stephen King
Writing, however, can be confronting. The blank page has an unparalleled capacity for brutal honesty and, might out of love for you, quickly reveal the worries, fears, stress and aches in your universe. That's perfectly alright. Before you start re-ordering your thoughts and your life, let the garbage out. All of it. It will leave a lot of space for new adventures of love and play; it will help things to fall into place.
“I hate writing, I love having written.” - Dorothy Parker

Writing brings a clarity with itself that very few other means do. You connect with the page. You hold the pen and you literally own a universe. One of many. Or as many as you wish. Notebooks are abundance of space and opportunity, allowing you to reinvent yourself, everything and everyone, as often and as much as you wish.

Add small sketches, love notes, doodles. They are intimate examples of re-connecting with a dream, a goal, a thought or an emotion. If you are scared of a blank page, try to turn anxiety into a sense of curiosity. Just get to work and trust the process. If you don't know where to start, write down literally "I do not know where to start." Now you have started writing. Explain why you think you cannot write. Write about your own writing blocks. Jot down a few keywords if you feel you cannot form a sentence. Just have faith in the fact that writing is thinking crystallized on paper.
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” - Ana├»s Anin
Instead of seeking the commonly agreed norm of perfection in grammar, challenge it and create your own grammar. Write 5 - word sentences only. Or 1-word ones. Write in small letter or in block font. Draw in between them. Write on the lines, not between them.The key to regain a sense of freedom begins by allowing yourself to express how you feel about things without review or censorship.



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