The Power of Ranting
The Power of Ranting
When there are things that we need to get off of our chest we rant. Why do we do that? We do that because ranting helps us release all of the overwhelming emotion that has taken hold of us. It helps us clear our head and mind. It helps us relax. And it may help us find solutions to the problems in front of us.
There are different ways to rant. One is to call up a friend and tell him/her what's on your mind, what's bothering you, etc. Another is to write it all down on paper.
When you rant you just want to get things off your chest. You don't care about how you sound or what the person will think of you in the end. You just let the words flow out of you like a speeding bullet until you start to feel at ease and at peace with yourself. And if you are ranting away on paper you don't care about typos or making mistakes in grammar, punctuation, etc. as your goal is not to have perfect grammar and spelling but to get things off your chest.
Ranting Away on Paper
Ranting away on paper can help you in many ways. Besides helping you make sense of things and helping you heal emotionally it also allows you to help others who may be going through similar things. So share your rants with others. You just might make a difference in someone else's life.
You can post your rants on a blog, or on a writing website. Better yet is to publish them in a book. You probably have never thought of doing such a thing. But why not? No one said you can't publish your rants. So, think about it. You will become an author and help yourself and others along the way. And you might make some money too while you're at it, which is always a good thing.
When I published my first book Pieces of Me I decided to include some rants in my book and I am glad that I did. They had some powerful writing in there that was worth sharing with the world. The rants were raw, unedited ones and that is the way that they should be. Of course I corrected any typos but as far as the content went the words stayed as they were written originally.
Having included a rant section in my first poetry book makes me want to publish an entire book of rants. I haven't written rants in a while though so that would mean doing a lot of new writing. I don't mind. I love to write and ranting is very therapeutic. So, that is something to consider.
If you haven't tried ranting away on paper give it a try sometime. You will see that it really works.
Rants remind me of rap as they are powerful, full of emotion, catchy, and often rhyme.
When you write rants don't concentrate too much on what you write. Just let the words flow out of you one after the other without pause, without hesitation. Keep on writing until you find that there is nothing more to say.
As you write you may find that your rants span pages and pages. That is not a bad thing. Actually, the more you write the better it is for you. Lengthy writing means you have a lot to get off your chest. The more you get off your chest the better you will feel.
Take a pen and paper or open up a word processor and rant away. Whatever comes into your head, whatever is on your mind at the moment, get it all out. It will make a difference and you will start to heal little by little. It really works. At least it has for me.
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