My health depends on me not being stressed.
It's getting harder and harder to do that.
Life is a stress. Driving is a stress. Relationships are stressful. Hell, going into a store is stress nowadays.
You never know what you will encounter when you leave the safety of your home.
What I do know is this. My stress becomes almost non existent when I begin writing.
My stress is poured into the pages of my writing and actually makes me happy.
Stress writing is what I call it and some of the words that come out during those times are simply, amazing!
I don't look at what I have written during my 'stress writing' but when I do, I am truly in awe of myself.
Yes, I even pat myself on the back because it's like, where did THAT come from.
The only drawback of 'stress writing' is that I can't duplicate it. Once that stress has been alleviated, it's gone and I can't get back into that flow of 'writing'. I have to pick up the writing and make it work from that point on.
But lucky for me; every day brings new 'stress' and a new chance to 'stress write.'
Did I mention wine is also a great stress reliever? Yep, that helps in my writing too but that's another blog later this week.
Do you stress write or what do you do as an author to relieve your stress?