3 Writing Exercises for a Happy Brain

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Today, join us in a conversation with Paul where we hear about three writing exercises that just might improve your mental health.

If you want to learn more about how these writing exercises can actually make your brain happy,  then this episode is for you.

Here are two reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Understand how you can use creativity to help your mental health.
  2. Learn three writing exercises that will make your brain happy.

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Episode Highlights

How Can You Use Creativity To Help Your Mental Health?

  • Writing can be used as a way to escape, purge, and/or cope.
  • You can use techniques that use your stream of consciousness or a cognitive approach.
  • The more you use your creativity the more it will help you. 

What Are The Three Writing Exercises That Will Make Your Brain Happy?

  • The first one is a free thought writing exercise.
    • This exercise lets you get some of your thoughts out and allows you to move on and get through your day.
  • The next writing exercise challenges people to vent and purge, without censorship. 
    • More upbeat, so try pairing this exercise with high energy music.
    • Swear and say what you want; no one is going to read it.
  • The final exercise invites individuals to write about their happy place.
    • Think about what makes you happy, write it out, and share it with others if you want. 

5 Powerful Quotes From This Episode

“I remember having so much anxiety around different decisions in my life”.

“We had always, without knowing, separately, used writing as a means to either escape, to purge, or to cope”.

“It feels unnatural giving voice to something that is there”.

“The whole thing was an entirely happy accident”.

“Approach creativity as therapy with an open mind”.

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