Exercise, meditation, and writing are my basic habits for keeping me sane.
Most of us would understand that exercise and meditation are activities that help our mental health. For me writing is just as important.
I think of writing as talking to my therapist. I don’t have a therapist but the blank page. Writing gives me an opportunity to take these confusing ideas out of my head and into the real world. Shaping thoughts helps process information, helps understanding, helps analyzing and helps solve problems.
Problems inside my head don’t get solved. They get messier.
Problems in the page get simplified. Demons placated.
I write because I need it to be sane.