One of the reasons we write is to achieve catharsis. To literally purge feelings from our body. To let the inside out.
We forget this function of writing. The power of our own narratives and stories. Our need to make sense of the events that make up our own points of tension and growth.
Catharsis is as an essential part of expressing, processing, and releasing emotional tension that's stored in the body. It’s why we like watching films and reading and why we cry, think about our feelings and feel better. It’s why art matters.
One way to introduce an element of catharsis into our own life is to do what Dr Habib Sadeghi calls part of the clarity cleanse. Wake up, write for 12 minutes. Be brutally honest. Burn it. Safely. Let it go.
Give it a try.
Build up your own sense of self. Make sense of your own narrative.