Writing Exercises for Better Mental Health

Dr. Karin Ryan from Nystrom & Associates explains how writing things down (even if no one else will ever see it ) can be helpful to your emotional well-being. These three writing exercises are simple and effective ways to gain insight and personal awareness, to reduce anxiety and improve your mood, reduce ruminations, and help you problem solve.

  • Write a letter to express your thoughts, feelings, hopes, and frustrations.
  • Journaling increases your awareness of triggers, what makes you feel better and what is a challenge.
  • Brain Dump right before getting into bed reduces anxiety and reduces ruminations.