The strategy of putting pen to paper can help you diminish worry

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Aging Matters

By Carol Marak

A study found that writing about your feelings could help you perform an stressful task more efficiently, says a Michigan State University study.

Years ago, I engaged in a daily ritual called morning pages and recall how the early day event helped prepare my day, for the better. The book I followed, The Artist Way, encouraged practitioners not to judge what we wrote. It was more about putting pen to paper our fears, judgments, worries, and the problems of the day. Over time, I looked forward to waking early to my coffee and journal.

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