Writing as Stress Relief

How could I forget? Writing is one of my favorite forms of stress relief. I LOVE writing! Whether I share it or not, whether anyone reads it or not, writing soothes me. Yet over and over again, I find myself reflecting AFTER a period of extreme stress, realizing that I never made time to write. So I re-enter a cycle where I remind myself to build in time for this important-for-me habit, I write regularly for awhile, I get busy, then I stop writing regularly, and the busy-ness turns into major stress, and I realize I haven’t been writing.

a cycle


I have jumped on and off this roller coaster a lot over the last few years. But I continue to remind myself that writing is a stress reliving tool for me and one that I want to maintain as a positive habit.



About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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