How Can Writing Empower You?

By Lauren

How Can Writing Empower You?

You will often hear the advice to “write it down” as a solution to a number of issues. Writing is an avenue of expression that is accessible to anyone and anyone can do. There are no rules, no set template. All you need is a pen and paper and you’re immediately empowered. Here’s why:

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You Absorb More Information if You Write It down

Empower yourself with a firmer intellect and a stronger grasp of important concepts. Our brains are wired to become stronger when we teach, and writing concepts down is tantamount to helping teach others and yourself. You will retain information and understand concepts better if you write them down. Empower yourself by improving your intellect and showing the world you are more than what everybody else decides you should be!


Some Emotions Are Difficult to Comprehend without Structure

When you write, you can build structure into your words. You can create something that has a form and a feel to it that you can relate to. You can get your words out on a page and in the process, you are able to fully understand how you feel about them and what they mean to you. Maybe the parts that made you cry are parts that mean more to you than you first thought, and maybe the parts you thought were going to be very difficult were actually masking another emotion (maybe one of relief?).


Discover a New and More Powerful Medium for Your Ideas

Convey your thoughts and feelings via a creative medium such as writing and allow them to transcend into something more exquisite.


Work through Your Grief and See It for What It is

Do not knock the people that say they can work through their grief with the written word. Sometimes, writing about your grief will help you see it for what it is. It may even help you see that there is a tomorrow on the calendar.


Keep a Diary Because Today is Worth Remembering

The sad thing about life is that we forget it. Write in a diary so that you can see what happened to you in times gone past. A few written clues as to things that happened in your past will help you relive old glories and will remind you that you lived in the first place.

Famous Quotes

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee

Create the Character You Want to Be

Write fiction and place yourself in the shoes of the person you want to be. Want the power to cut a boulder in half with a sword? You could give yourself the power of Thor and the Green Dragon blade from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Want to seduce Brad Pitt whilst Captain America watches? Then write it into your story, and if you change the names, you can turn it into a book on its own, just like how the Twilight fan fiction became Shades of Grey.


Conduct Your Own Behavioral Therapy

One of the reasons why everyone should write is because it allows a person to undertake their own behavioral therapy. For example, let’s say you have become increasingly nervous about going to bed at night. Maybe you have hit an age where you have recognized your own mortality and that one day you are going to leave this earth. You could let this problem suffocate you until the idea of going to bed at night starts to cause panic attacks, or you can write about it. You can write about it every day and you can point out the behaviors in your mind that are causing the problem. You can write about how you feel, how you act, and how you think, you can identify the problem and you can teach yourself to solve it through your own writing and self-examination.

I like to write because I feel like it declutters my mind, creating space for more thoughts and feelings. Do you write? Are you a random thoughts kind of writer or do you keep a diary?

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Richie, I now know your problem, you sound very quarrelsome and angry, are you the one who need advice here or Mel, I won't be surprised if you reply to this post.

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Same here totally agree

Ritchie V, thanks for your advice also. That is a good saying by the way.


Mel, Listen to what your professor says. There is always truth in what people say.  Why do need confirmation to follow your dreams, and passion in life? My Favorite saying is " The Pen is Mightier than the Sword "Set the world on Fire with your pen.Go for it Girl !!

Ritchie, I don't think am aggressive at all. This is my opinion and am entitle to it, if you can't take disagreement then don't post any comment. All that you said are irrelevant, the fact remains that it is just wise not to take advice from people who speak negatively into what you are passionate about. I will not so I won't advice anyone either. Moreover is only God who determines your future not humanbeing and no human can be compare to God, he is the creator of heaven and earth.

I love to write in my diary mostly because it feels like there's someone there to listen to the real me.

Wow im so flattered, you created an account just to troll me, Let me check where in my agenda where it says that I should care., what you think.... Just checking. Nope my Givo crap meter isnt responding. Why are you even talking to me and starting a conversation? Interesting. Little Keyboard commando. Now run along now and tidy your room up.

Mel, I would advice you that you shouldn't listen to your professor or what Ritchie is saying, because nobody determines your destiny, nobody in this world know you better than yourself. If writing is what you are passionate about go for it no matter what people say. Your professor is not God.