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Do you ever use writing as a coping method?

  1. essiheart profile image80
    essiheartposted 7 years ago

    Do you ever use writing as a coping method?

  2. Seeker7 profile image96
    Seeker7posted 7 years ago

    Hi, what a really good question. I certainly use it to get things off my chest - especially if there is something making me angry. I feel writing tends to get all the anger out, but it seems to be a positive thing, rather than it leading to more anger or upset. So in this sense, then yes, writing helps me to cope with anger.

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    delialaposted 7 years ago

    Writing is a great way to get things off your chest that might be weighing you down. It can also be used as a tool to sort out a problem that has been nagging away at you.

  4. saanj H profile image75
    saanj Hposted 7 years ago


    This is a good question. Yes writing can be helpful in coping up with the shortfalls that you may have. Writing is the best possible way to express your views, thoughts and share your ideas. When you recheck your writing you may rectify certain mistakes that you may have committed in your previously written script. Isn't this a way of coping with the mistakes that you have commited? This also helps you to improve your own writing skills.

  5. joshhunt83 profile image60
    joshhunt83posted 7 years ago

    I definitely use writing as a coping method. If I'm going through something I just have to get it written down.

  6. Str8up Hookups profile image40
    Str8up Hookupsposted 7 years ago

    Yes,yes,yes writing is very therapeutic.It's perfect for expressing exactly how you're feeling and getting it off your chest.
    Afterwards you can keep it,delete it,tear it up or whatever you like but you've expressed it,released it and now you can move on.

    Great question ; )

  7. Marie McKeown profile image95
    Marie McKeownposted 7 years ago

    Yes, absolutely. Writing in a private journal is where I can express what I really think!

    I find it so important to put difficult experiences down on paper, it stops me carrying all the worries around in my head...

  8. essiheart profile image80
    essiheartposted 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for the responses, I have to agree that writing is a great coping mechanism. It's probably my most effective habit I perform when I'm dealing with difficult times. Writing really helps to calm me down smile

  9. msafai profile image57
    msafaiposted 7 years ago

    I use writing as a coping mechanism because it enables me to handle whatever issues affect my life. By writing them on paper, I gain greater clarity and release that allow me to move forward.

  10. onegoodwoman profile image75
    onegoodwomanposted 7 years ago

    Yes, from the words...'write it down'.............YES.

    Writing is healing.

  11. Ladie_NiQue profile image56
    Ladie_NiQueposted 7 years ago

    Yes! It's the best coping method for me. Imagine being angry at a person, or about something, then writing out everything that makes you angry. It prevents interruptions, and allows you to get everything out. When you're done, you can rip it up, throw it away, or keep it.. But it always makes me feel better..

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    jasper420posted 7 years ago

    all the time i write so much beter when iam depressed as my writting has more emotion i aslo jurnal but i dont keep what i jurnal i thrugh it away so no one will see what i have written