Each of us deals with our mental health in our own way. Some people prefer therapy at a counselor’s office, some like to take a walk outside in the fresh air, and others enjoy journaling in different ways. I feel like blogging can provide an outlet and even, improve your well-being. Here are some of the other ways blogging can help your mental health.
Ways Blogging Can Help Your Mental Health:
Blogging about something personal or even, creating a story surrounding a real-life experience, can help you move on from those situations. Even if you’re still struggling with something, the simple act of blogging about it can help you work through those emotions and release those pent up feelings with every single word that you type.
As you continue to blog on a regular basis, you’ll find that you connect with other like-minded people, who perhaps have similar experiences. This helps you build a solid and trustworthy group of friends or “tribe” that understands you and is able to help uplift you during your times of need. This ensures you have less of a chance of sinking into a deeper depression.
Many people feel more fulfilled when they’re helping others. Through the art of blogging, you can help yourself by writing stories, tips and real-life experiences that may help others who may be feeling or experiencing similar things. When you read positive comments from those people on your blog posts, it boosts your spirits.
Helps with Closure
If you’ve ever had anything traumatic happen to you but haven’t found a way to move beyond it, blogging can actually help you bring closure to that situation. While you may not be comfortable sharing the entire story or the real names of people involved, you can share enough of the story to help you gain that much-needed closure which can definitely improve your mental health and well-being. It also gives you the opportunity to tell YOUR story, the way YOU want to tell it.
It’s been proven time and time again that the arts can help relieve stress. Blogging is very much an art, it’s the art of writing. Through blogging or journaling, you’re able to relieve stress as you write about your day or something that perhaps made you tense up. This relief of stress through the art of writing, even if you never hit publish on it, helps relax your body and mind.
Many people have found that blogging helps their mental health simply by connecting them with other like-minded people and allowing them to have an outlet to release thoughts and emotions from their day to day life. If you’re thinking about starting a blog as a means to work through your emotions for a better well-being, Go For It! I did and I don’t regret a single keystroke of it!