Why is stress so hard to handle? Because with every age of
life, there are different changes in our lives that make handling situations
difficult such as death of a loved one, the birth of babies, stress of your job,
disease, and addictions, among a long listing of other things which cause
additional stress in our lives.
Stress becomes overbearing for many because some of us
donít have others we can express this feeling too or possibly we feel that we
are the only person going through this problem and no one else could possibly
How does writing about your stress make it seem easier to
deal with? Let us take the example of too much stress in your career, in your
work place. Writing down what is bothering you gives you an outlet so you do not
feel as upset about the problem. Writing down what the problem is makes the
problem seem much smaller and you realize that you should not have to or do not
have to stress out about that problem. Writing down what is bothering you makes
you realize that it is not that big of a problem, which you can handle it, and
then you feel better about life in general.
Dealing with anger is more manageable when you write it
down on paper. What makes the difference? The difference in your feelings is
that you are taking the time to think about why you are upset, why you are
angry, and what you are really angry at.
Sometimes you may feel that you angry about work, your
children, yourself, or your spouse, but when you write down what the problem is,
you may find your problem was that you are really angry because your didnít
get to see your own mother in the last week.
You will find that the more you write about your feelings
the more you read about your feelings, the thoughts and feelings will start to
make sense and you will understand yourself better, feeling less angry about
Where are you going to start making writing your habit?
Many of us, most of us, will not want others to read what we write. You most
likely are not going to want anyone to read what you write. Keeping your
thoughts, feelings, and your diary private is important to making the entire
process work for you. Where can you keep writing down daily your thoughts and
feelings so you feel better about yourself and your life?
Keep a written journal that you put under your bed.
Keep a written journal that you put in your briefcase.
Keep a typed journal that is password protected on your
Some people will write or type in an encrypted code, so
that when anyone does access your private diary they really do not have any clue
what they are reading.