Free form writing gives you the time for your mind to download stresses and worries.
I experience great insight into any issues through free form writing. I am able to easily unload any ‘mind noise’ or negative thoughts…and then dispose of all the evidence! It can be really satisfying.
So how do I do Free Form Writing?
Firstly, I set a timer for usually 15 minutes or give myself a certain number of pages to write…how much crap can I unload onto these 10 pages? I get a new PB every time!
Then I start. But where do you start? You can start anywhere or if you’re struggling to find a place to start, you can to set an intention. It could be; “I want more clarity about what choices I need to make.” Or “Dear Mum, I love you and I need to tell you this is how I feel when you…”. Don’t be shy to write how you really feel, as it is normal to have judgements towards yourself and/or the people we love. Then keep going, don’t look back at what you have written, just write until your timer is finished or you have reached the end of your last page.
DO NOT READ IT BACK.
It’s important to understand that once it’s on the paper, don’t read it back. You don’t want to put this stuff back into your consciousness.
Then, get rid of it. Destroy it. Burn it. Get rid of that sucker. This is the best part! Just rip it up or burn it so you release all the energy that you just dumped. Let the universe take care of the rest.
This technique will help to release anxiety, deepen your understanding of yourself and clear your mind. It’s also super easy – so get writing and start dumping!