This article focuses on divorce, but I think its advice is applicable to other life problems.
I discussed healing and moving past painful ordeals in a previous post or two. I had depression for many years, and after my mother died a few years ago, I had to find healthy ways to cope with the grief.
One method I used was writing. I used to write by pen in an old notebook. These days, I might blog about something, or write posts on someone else’s blog. I’ve found writing does help.
Why Keeping a Diary Helps You Move On And Even Improves Your Heart Health – Daily Mail by Alexandra Thompson
Here are some snippets from that page:
Struggling to cope with a divorce? Keeping a diary helps you move on and even improves your heart health
- Expressing feelings by telling a story of your relationship has notable benefits
- Writing lowers the heart’s rate and increases its beat variability, boosting health
- Telling a story has advantages over expressing feelings or recording activities