Reflecting, Writing and Regulating Emotions

I like writing. I like writing things down on paper, preferably with a nice pencil. Things feel different after I’ve written them down, whether it’s a to do list or a journal. This article in the Telegraph offers some explanation:

Putting pen to paper is said to help the brain “regulate emotion” and reduces feelings of anxiety, fear and sadness.

Researchers claim the act of writing about personal experiences has a cathartic effect because it inhibits parts of the brain linked to emotional turmoil, and increases activity in the region to do with self-control.

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