Sometimes just sitting down with a notepad and a pen and writing can be one of the healthiest activities in one's life. Not only will help the mind and the spirit, but also the body. In previous posts, I have eluded to the gratification I have felt not only in the course of writing a novel but finishing and publishing also.
Recently I read two articles, one from Baihley Grandison is the assistant editor of Writer’s Digest and a freelance writer. "11 Reasons Writing is Good for Your Health," and an earlier article from Amanda L. Chan Managing Editor, Healthy Living posted on the Huffington Post, "6 Unexpected Ways Writing Can Transform Your Health."
Their articles have one strong message in common. The benefits of writing and your health. Two examples from Ms. Chan's article,
"Writing down your thoughts and feelings after a traumatic event can actually make physical wounds heal faster, according to a study from New Zealand researchers. & A 2008 study in the journal The Oncologist showed that expressive writing could help cancer patients not only think about their disease in a different way, but also improve their quality of life."
Although Ms. Grandison's article is a reprint of an infographic from Global English Editing, it shows how writing is emotionally and physically beneficial.
For well over a year I have blogged about the challenges of writing fiction. I have shared my achievements and my ups and downs of writing and publishing. I will continue forward and urge all who have ever had the desire to write to just do it, stop procrastinating!