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Study suggests that writing can help stop worrying

Worrying and stress are frequently reduced by writing .A recent study carried out by Michigan State University provides the first neural evidence that expressive writing may be beneficial in alleviating stress and stopping worrying.

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The World Health Organization has called stress, which is closely related to worry, the “health epidemic of the 21st century.” given the impact of recent hurricane Irma on Sarasota Florida and Venice Florida many people are reporting an increase in worry. Many times we worry about things in the future that will never happen. If we worry a lot on a daily basis were at risk for increased anxiety, stress, and related diseases and disorders.many times there are not easy solutions to psychological problems. However this recent research suggests that it may be some simple things we can do to stop worrying.

The lead author in this recent study, Hans Schroder, who is also an MSU doctoral student in psychology and a clinical intern at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital, said:

“Worrying takes up cognitive resources; it’s kind of like people who struggle with worry are constantly multitasking – they are doing one task and trying to monitor and suppress their worries at the same time,”  “Our findings show that if you get these worries out of your head through expressive writing, those cognitive resources are freed up to work toward the task you’re completing and you become more efficient.”

In addition, this research pointed out that much previous research has identified expressive writing has an effective method to help individuals processed past trauma or stressful events however, this research suggests that the same technique can help people, especially worriers, prepare for stressful tasks in the future. Schroeder and Jason Moser said “Expressive writing makes the mind work less hard on upcoming stressful tasks, which is what worriers often get “burned out” over, their worried minds working harder and hotter.” “This technique takes the edge off their brains so they can perform the task with a ‘cooler head.

In summary, According to this study, practicing being vulnerable with others and with ourselves makes people more aware. Bottling up fears and feelings only makes them occupy our bodies and minds. Therefore, 5 minutes of expressive writing a day can liberate all the forthcoming stress people is carrying within unnecessarily.

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