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4 Reasons Why Writing is Good for your Physical and Mental Health

Writing allows to take a step back from the stresses of everyday life.

"Every human being is the author of his own health or disease."


So, why writing is good?

At a time when we are taking about detox everywhere, we often forget the detox of the mind. Detoxing of mind is equally important to be in good health. Writing is a very effective method to relax the mind, renew the body, and revive the soul. Its virtues extend well beyond the simple creative process.

Sleeping words on page frees you from compulsive thoughts, expressing your pains, feelings and opinions. Moreover, science brings benefits like reducing stress, fighting depression, healing and getting better, let's take a closer look.

1. Writing reduces physical pain

A study by JAMA showed that regular writing could have a real influence on physical suffering. How? Researchers have asked patients with asthma or arthritis to describe the most difficult time in their lives. Opposite, another group just had to write their program of the day.

Four months later...those who had worked on their difficulties for three consecutive days, for twenty minutes a day, felt better. They took fewer medications and consulted less with their doctor.

Other American studies revealed that expressive writing decreases physical pain and fatigue in fibromyalgia patients. Also it has a positive effect on blood pressure and heart rate.

2. Writing reduces the symptoms of depression

Several serious studies have highlighted the benefits of so-called expressive writing on patients with major depression. One of these included asking a group of patients to write 20 minutes a day, for three consecutive days, what they felt and to tell the story of traumatic events. Conclusion: this exercise allowed them to go significantly better, their depression index after these writing sessions significantly decreased. This improvement lasted four weeks after the test.

Sylvie Gendreau, who reported this study on The Conversation's website admits: "For the moment, the mechanisms at work remain unclear. Researchers believe that "self-writing" promotes a form of individual and social disinhibition. Writing allows you to put words on the emotions felt and modifies the working memory. These effects therefore remain for the moment a part of mystery.

3. Writing releases stress

To lay down on page a memory that haunts us, to entrust to a notebook the tension linked to a stressful event to come ... Writing allows to take a step back from the stresses of everyday life. Several American researchers have worked on its benefits for psychological health. All have shown that expressive writing can improve awareness and self-acceptance. It also helps to fight against ruminations, invasive negative thoughts, anxiety and avoidance strategies. It's proven: writing lowers the pressure and even better, it tends to make us more optimistic.

4. Writing improves sleep

It is often the worries, the ruminations, the black ideas that keep us awake, sometimes late at night. According to a new study by the Journal of Experimental Psychology in the United States, keeping a diary and writing in it for five minutes every night before going to bed makes it easier to fall asleep. However, remember one thing, it is not to put in writing what we did during the day. But rather to note the to-do list the next day. Why ? Because it is the unfinished tasks that occupy the most space in our mind. Much more than any of the ones we have finished, (despite they have occupied us a good part of the day).

To Conclude,

Form a daily writing habit as it will improve your lifestyle. Writing is good for morale, we suspected. We should be attentive to our emotions, welcome them with benevolence and write them before going to sleep.

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Once someone has read a book, they can to leave a review on a popular website, and this can take place even if they have bought the book offline. In addition to this, they can also leave a review if they bought the book on another site.

However, even though one has the opportunity to do this, it doesn’t mean that they will. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean they didn’t enjoy the book; it could simply come down to the fact that they can’t be bothered.

Other Priorities

For example, when one has read the book, they could end up moving onto the next one. Or, they could have other things that consume their attention, and this could show that they don’t even think about leaving one.

If they enjoyed reading the book, they might not feel the need to do anything else; it is then going to be as if they have got what they need and that’s all there is to it. But even if they didn’t enjoy reading it, they could still move on.


This could be different if one reads a lot of books and their friends are also the same. In this case, they could talk to them about what they thought of it, and one could tell them to read it if they enjoyed it.

Yet, if they didn’t enjoy it, they could still recommend it, and this can show that they don’t believe that their view is the only view. Alternatively, they could say that it’s not a good book and that they shouldn’t waste their time with it.


If one was to read a book and they felt the need to leave a review, it could be sad that there is a strong chance that it wasn’t what they expected. There could be a number of things that they didn’t like about it.

Having said that, it could be far worse than this, and one could wonder why it was ever published. This is then similar to how people are more likely to talk about a bad meal than a good one.


It is said that human beings are programmed to focus on negativity, and this is seen as something that would have kept them alive in the past. As if one was to focus on the positive, their life might improve, but if they avoided the negative, they could die.

Times have now changed and it is no longer necessary to behave in his way, however, the brain is still responding to how life used to be. Therefore, if one was to read a book and it blew them away, for instance, it is not going to have the same effect as it would if it didn’t meet their expectations.

Out of Balance

Based on this, it could be said that it can be a challenge to understand how good a book is simply by looking through what people have said. With this in mind, one could miss out on a good book if they were to purely listen to what other people have said.

But if they were to allow other people to decide for them, it could be said that this will also be a result of evolution. Many, many years ago, doing what other people did would have also increased their chances of survival.

A Reaction

During this time, if one was to see a lot of people running and they were to think about what is going on, they could end up being eaten alive. It would have been in their best interest to do what other people were doing.

Going along with others would have been the best thing to do; whereas if would have been a risk for people to come to their own conclusions. Nowadays, even though it is generally in one’s best interest to think for themselves, it can be easier to follow the crowd.

Taking the Plunge

If one was to buy a book even though the reviews were not all positive, they could be in for a pleasant surprise. They could find it hard to understand why other people didn’t have the same outlook.

At the same time, they could read a book that has only received positive reviews and end up feeling disappointed. In the first example, they would have used their own brain and, in the second example, they would have put it to one side.

Another Position

If one was to reflect on this, they might see that it shows how they can’t always trust what other people say. When it comes to someone who has written a book (or a number of them), they could end up experiencing a negative reaction if another person was to leave a negative review.

What they could do here is to step back from how they feel and to look into what has been said. At this time, they could think about how this only going to be the other persons opinion.

A Subjective Experience

Ultimately, no matter what their book is like, it is not going to be possible for everyone to like it. When they read their book, there is the chance that this person was comparing it to another one they had read.

This can then mean that it doesn’t match up with this book, and this can be a book that also has negative reviews. If they have left a really bad review, it can be a sign that they are not currently in a good place themselves.


While one can be affected by what has been said, they might not respond in this way if they knew who wrote it. For example, if an athlete had just performed at their best and another person who had no idea what they were talking about said it was rubbish, there would be no reason for them to take it seriously.

One can see if there is anything positive to take from it, and if there isn’t, they can ignore it; what matters is that they don’t allow a negative review to hold them back. And if they don’t write to please others, it will be easier for them to keep going.

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