When you’re upset or sad, try emotional writing. Here’s how:
• Write for 15-20 minutes for 3-4 days in a row about whatever is upsetting you. If you run out of things to say, just write the same things over again.
• Get out all your feelings. Don’t hold back. Open up to your deepest emotions.
• But don’t stop there. Writing only about your bad feelings can keep you stuck. Go on to explore those feelings. On paper, ask yourself: Why does this upset me so much? What would I like to see happen? How can I handle this?
• You don’t need to save your emotional writing to get a boost. Throw it away if you want. You’ll still get the same benefit.