Risks With Expressive Writing by Caroline Macrory

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<p>However, before you pick up a pen and paper or head to your keyboard, there are some potential risks to be aware of. Expressive Writing is a sword that cuts both ways: it may be gentle but it is also extremely powerful.</p>
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<p>Key risk 1: Writing can promote rumination and self-absorption</p>
<p>Writing is a great way to release all your thoughts and feelings. You may find that you express a more balanced view when writing than when you are thinking or talking about the same topic. However, this is not always the case.</p>
<p>Rumination is the process of thinking deeply about something, often for a long time. Ruminating on negative experiences and expressing this through writing can ultimately lead to an even bleaker outlook, leaving you feeling more victimised and powerless, and preventing you from taking steps towards making positive decisions and changes.</p>
<p>How can you avoid this?</p>
<p>Don’t be afraid to grumble! Let it all out initially <a href="http://www.teamuniformssoccer.com">copy Soccer Jersey wholesale</a>. However, if you start to feel as though your writing is becoming repetitive, or that it’s turning into a ‘whine’ journal of endless complaints, try building in some time for reflection.</p>

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