The healing power of writing [free writing prompts]

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been keeping a diary - you know, one of those with a padlock and Minnie Mouse on the front cover.

Now, I'd be lying if I said it has been a constant practice in my life. But even in its intermittent nature, writing has been a massive help at times of stress, sadness and difficulty. 

It's the cheapest form of therapy I know.

If you are not a journaling fan, or you think you haven't got the time to journal regularly,  but want to reap the wonderful effects of journaling, this is an exercise you can do in just three minutes a day:

  1. Grab pen and paper (much better at digging deep into your subconscious than your phone or computer)
  2. Set a timer for 3 minutes
  3. Use one of the prompts HERE and start writing free-flow (i.e. without detaching the pen from the paper, as quickly as you can, and without caring about grammar, punctuation or even making sense).

Once you finish, record how you feel after this speed date with your subconscious, and see how this feeling evolves over the space of a few days of practice.

In time, add more time to your practice and see how this makes a difference as well.

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