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The Secrets Of A Happy Life With Therapeutic Writing

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22 February
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Write Your Way To Happiness is the newest book in the personal development industry with a focused approach on therapeutic writing as part of a daily practice. According to cognitive behavior specialists, writing down your thoughts and feelings can have profound effects on your health and well-being. Writing offers clarity and mindfulness, which are ever important in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Self esteem coach and author Alexandra Bădiță offers a thorough guide full of personal experience, heartfelt anecdote and easy to follow practical exercises.
            "Writing therapy is not just for writers. It can become part of your daily routine. The sooner you experience getting out of your head, the better. Taking one step back and seeing things objectively, while writing them down, will help you make sense of what is bothering you and where you need to work. Just stay present", recommends Self-Esteem Coach Alex Bădiță. With a background in journalism and digital marketing, Alex's personal journey found her facing panic attacks and seeking therapy a few years back. "The writing exercises from my sessions were making the most sense out of everything. I always had a passion for writing, I just never knew how beneficial and therapeutic it was", explains the author.
            Researchers have found that writing therapy improves both physical and mental health. Topping that with mindfulness, awareness of the feelings and stress relief provided by putting pen to paper, this method is one of the easiest ways towards personal development from the comfort of our own house. Starting with simple exercises and building towards a sustained practice, the book Write Your Way To Happiness creates a useful kit for anyone who wants to give writing a try.

Alexandra Bădiță is a Self-esteem Coach, speaker and author. Her work includes boosting people's confidence and self-esteem after heartbreaks or through transformational stages of their lives. Self-love and writing tools are two of the main ingredients in her coaching programs and workshops. Her first book Write Your Way To Happiness is a practical guide to using writing as a therapeutic tool for healing and wellbeing and it includes Alex's personal journey of discovery and development.
          Here are 5 of the easiest ways to benefit from writing therapy:

  1. Writing Lists

There are two types of people in the world: those who like lists and those who don't. If you're in the latter category, I'm on a mission to make you believe in the power of lists. Start with something small, like a groceries shopping list. See how good it feels to cross things off your list. Feel the gratitude of having accomplished the tasks on your to-do list. Besides, you will be saved from the rage of your spouse or your flatmate whom you promised not to forget buying toothpaste again.

  1. Pros and cons

When we face difficult decisions in our lives, we might feel lost and overwhelmed. We might ask for others' opinion. We might just back down instead of choosing a new direction. But the healthiest way would be to write on a piece of paper the pros and cons of each option. Plus and minus. What's positive and what's not. It will be like putting on a scale and see how the balance goes to the left or right. It will save you from so much anxiety and sleepless nights!

  1. Reminders

All those times you keep forgetting your keys at home... what if instead you would have a post-it note on your door or close to the exit to kindly remind you to take your keys with you? I'm telling you - life-saver! Let's go even deeper. How about keeping a post-it on your bathroom mirror to remind you "I am beautiful", "I love you", "It's a new day". Your mood will improve instantly every morning and if you are happy, you can spread happiness all around you.

  1. Journaling

This is probably the first thing that comes to mind when speaking about writing therapy.  But I wanted to mention all the previous minor steps that can still contribute to saving you from being sad or depressed. Journaling can seem scary to dive right into it if you have never tried it or haven't done it in a while.  The benefits are huge though. By putting your deepest thoughts and feelings on paper, you learn to listen to your inner voice, you gain perspective and forgiveness. It's a blessing.

  1. Stress relief

Research shows that writing down your emotions can improve your physical health too. Many illnesses are caused by stress accumulations and tension in our bodies. By releasing these through the act of writing, we can prevent a doctor's visit and live longer.