I came across this article, Writing Your Way to Happiness from the New York Times and was intrigued by the title. The article discusses multiple studies done showing that expressive writing essentially does wonders for your mood. Most situations were getting out what you were thinking or feeling on paper and experiencing someone else wanting to hear what you have to say. However, one described “rewriting” your narrative and changing how things have gone/will go in the future. This I haven’t tried, but many students did better in school after writing about improving their future. Maybe I will give it a try.
I have always been a very expressive writer, which is a struggle I have in the writing minor or other classes when I try to make things less expressive. I’m wondering if everyone else feels like writing is or can be an expressive, mood-lifting experience or because we are MiW’s it has just become work and something we’re kinda good at.