Writing As Therapy - ProjectsThe School of Life
Every good life should be rich in projects: new approaches to how to get things done. Our projects might be for novels, businesses, film scripts, children, trips, home decoration schemes or political ambitions. What unites all projects is that they need a safe initial place to germinate, somewhere with a lot of space and calm, where no one will laugh or ask the wrong sort of questions, and where first thoughts carefully be built up into the robust proposals that the world will one day require of us.
Writing As Therapy:-
We have so many vague feelings of hurt, envy, anxiety, and regret, but for the most part we never stop to make sense of them. It’s too uncomfortable, and especially difficult because we are so often busy and frazzled, hyperconnected yet a bit lonely.
To really understand what we feel and think, we must turn away from distractions, common sense, and other people’s opinions. We need to develop intimacy with ourselves. Our unthought thoughts contain clues as to our needs and our longer-term direction. Writing them out is key.
Through writing, we recognise patterns to observe and, perhaps, outgrow. We can strategise – a remarkably neglected task. We can ask ourselves why we make the choices we do. We can question faulty narratives and create new ones. We can consider ideas before we commit to them, reinforce good ideas we already know. Writing is ultimately the task of discovering and developing what we think. There could hardly be a more important personal goal.
A5 Linen bound notebook | 210mm x 148mm |192 pages| 100grm Munken paper with printed dot grid