Discover the power of (finally) getting unstuck, claiming your clarity, and becoming the person whose life you want to live–all through a simple self-care practice you can build into your daily routine.
For anyone who's trying to make sense of their life, who wants to get unstuck from the patterns that hold them back, hear this incredible news: everything you need for the freedom you want is entirely within reach. This practice and pathway is free, it's readily available every day of your life, it takes just minutes of your time, and anyone can do it.
Author, writing coach, and speaker Allison Fallon's life transformed when she discovered the power of a daily writing practice. As it turns out, using your words is one of the most powerful means you have for unlocking your life. The Power of Writing It Down is your guide to this transformative tool available to us all. In as little as five to twenty minutes a day, scientific research shows this daily practice can help you:
Identify your ruts and create new neurological grooves toward better habitsFind fresh motivation and take ownership of your lifeHeal from past pain and traumaRelieve anxiety and depressionContextualize life's setbacks and minor frustrationsLive a more confident, balanced, and healthy life…and so much more
Drawing from years of coaching hundreds through the writing process–from first-timers to New York Times bestselling authors–Allison shares tried and tested practices for getting started, staying inspired, and using this simple habit to shift how you feel and show up to your life. Pen and paper is simply the method, but the reward is the real magic: new depths of self-discovery, creativity, and intentionality for living.
Fallon (Packing Light), founder of Find Your Voice, a writing community focused on mental health and self-improvement, blends writing advice and insights from brain science in this accessible guide to changing one's life. "The writing process itself has a way of creating change for people," Fallon suggests, and highlights the differences between writing for publication, which incorporates "the business of selling a product," and "expressive writing," which allows one to access one's "deepest thoughts and feelings." Fallon digs into such issues as fear of the blank page, how to get unstuck, and the freedom of writing first and editing later. Fallon's most intriguing idea is the "Infinity Prompt," which asks readers to identify mental "loops" they might feel stuck within and to unpack their feelings by listing facts about their situation or life circumstances, writing their interpretation of past events, exploring how they feel about that telling, engaging or disengaging with the feelings that arise, and choosing a next step. "Writing can give you access to a strength and resolve and clarity you never thought possible but always knew existed," she posits. Any self-help reader will find comfort and clarity in Fallon's simple tips for improvement through self-expression.
It will make you want to write
Fallon manages to lay the case for writing, and the benefits it brings the writer. Every person has a voice and sometimes it can only surface when we dig deep and express it through written words. She makes the case for the power of writing things down and I truly believed it.