If the past 18 months of isolation has taught us anything, it’s how important it is to look after our mental health and wellbeing.
Whether you have been in a home full of people where you can’t find 5 minutes peace, or you’ve been in lockdown completely on your own, it is possible that writing may have been your saving grace. We have taken a look at why writing during times of isolation is so important and why you should give it a try for the sake of your sanity.
Writing offers an excellent way to express yourself, which can help you to deal with a variety of issues;
It is recommended that we write down our feelings for between 15 to 20 minutes a day to help us relieve stress and anxiety. But there is no right or wrong answer to this - you should write as much and as often as you want to.
It does not even need to make sense, as a simple outpouring of what is bothering you can have a soothing effect, clearing your mind of negative things in order to bring some light relief. Whatever you have written is meant for you and you alone, so do not worry about it being grammatically correct or reader-friendly. If you decide to write creatively, then you may wish for others to read your work, which is where you can establish some firmer rules for your presentation.