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TaraRichterDatingCoach7Not everyone considers themselves a creative person. But mixing it up and finding an outlet for creativity is one of the best ways for processing your emotions. As a writer, obviously the best outlet I have found for learning and expressing emotions is through writing. For anyone in the process of healing a broken heart, I highly suggest putting your thoughts and feelings down on paper. When you do so all the thoughts that have been ruminating in your mind and giving you a lot of confusion will be transformed into concrete words. When you begin writing down everything you are feeling and want to say, without any filter, you will most likely learn something about your heartache you didn’t previously.

Sometimes it’s hard to accept reality. So you when you force yourself to put it in plain black and white you have no choice but to acknowledge it. The great part about this is that it is for you. No one ever has to see it. Even if you want to write a letter to your ex to get out everything you’ve wanted to say but couldn’t, you don’t have to send it. It will help just getting it out.

If you are ready to start writing but don’t know where to start, below are some places to start.

  • Your childhood. Many of us have not dealt with childhood wounds, so starting to reflect no your upbringing can be enough to get you started. How was/is your relationship with your parents? How about their relationship with one another? How may this be affecting you as a person today?
  • Who was your first love? How did it end? What did you learn from it?
  • How were your high school and college years?
  • What’s going on now in your life?

The writing process will help you tap into suppressed emotions. Of course, not everyone will be open to writing as their creative outlet. The good thing is that there are limitless activities to try: painting, drawing, singing, dancing— whatever gives you time to yourself!

Tara Richter

Tara Richter is a Dating Coach in Tampa Bay. She is the author of “The Dating Jungle Series” and a Show Host.