When you can’t get something out of your mind, pour it out on a paper. It won’t question your sanity like you do nor does it have any ulterior motives to get you down. It will be the calmest thing you have ever experienced and all the chaos in your head will slowly melt into beautiful cursive words. What matters at that time is getting it all out on paper without filtering it like you do for your mom. It doesn’t even require for you to say it out loud yet it won’t let you keep it in. Once the emotions start regurgitating, all you have to do is let it. And after, do not read it. I repeat do NOT read it. This is when I say motherly things like ‘sleep on it’. Next morning, get yourself a warm drink, feel the sun through the windows and then take the piece of paper that you’ve inked on. Start reading it. For a few seconds you might not believe it’s you who has written it. You wouldn’t believe that something so complex suddenly looks manageable, that it’s actually not the end of the world. Whatever that has been bothering you always looks bigger and scarier when it’s in the head as all the other thoughts are sidestepped and it’s harder to focus on better things.
I’ve been married to writing for a long time now, and it’s always been my savior. Just keep in mind, write not think. Emotions have always led to art, although my fifth grade journal might not be the kind anyone would want to read, it never failed to help. I’m writing this to not think about certain something or someone and now I just ruined it but hey, I ended up winning against writer’s block? Always optimistic!
All thoughts down in the comments below, I’d like to know what you all think! x