Using Writing to Vent Without Being a Pill!

Have you ever had one of those days? You know the ones. The days when everyone and everything gets on your last nerve! I started my day today like that. I woke up, got ready for my day, and went to my front door to run errands. What did I see? A huge moving van because apparently my next door neighbors are moving! That moving van was completely blocking my driveway, trapping me in my house! They completely messed up my breakfast plans and obtaining my morning coffee!

I immediately felt that kind of day coming on. Especially since I hadn’t had any caffeine yet. Those kinds of day stink though, and I didn’t want to set that kind of tone for my whole week. I stewed for a bit, and made myself breakfast. Made my own coffee and ate. I watched a little bit of re-runs for my favorite t.v. show of all time. I then decided to quit being my own pill and grab a new attitude. I went to my office and started writing!

When I write, the whole world feels just right! Hmm, catchy little tag line! I perked up, and let the negative emotions go. Don’t get me wrong, I still object to being trapped in my house by that truck. It’s annoying! What if I had to get to work? I would have had to go next door and ask them to move. I would have done it if I needed to. Fortunately I was able to feed myself, had some coffee in the house I could make and zone out in my word haze. Writing helped me let go of my burn.

There have been times when I have literally been so angry that I wrote everything I was feeling out. I used words to pour out my emotions on paper through journaling so that I wouldn’t pour out that anger on people. After all, my computer or notebook can take it. Words won’t hurt them. People? Words can and do hurt them. That old saying, “stick and stone can break my bones, but words can never hurt me,” well its a lie. I actually prefer to keep my relationships with people as stress free and positive as possible. When I talk to others, I want them to walk away glad they talked to me, not dreading our next encounter. So, writing to vent instead of being a pill is really important for my mental well being, and relationship building!

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