Do you like reading Stories? Other people’s personal stories? About their thoughts, feelings, difficulties and challenges? Are feeling with them, or inspired how they mastered obstacles? So what about your story …. Wouldn’t it be nice to see your personal story published?
Perhaps you’ve already mastered your personal story, or perhaps you’re in the midst of understanding what your story involves. Either way, more and more people are discovering the power of authorship by sitting down to share their personal journey with others.
The effects are multifold: as soon as you begin writing you become an author with the ability to own your legacy and overcome the past. And just as you might have been inspired by reading accounts of overcoming hardship, so your story will inspire new readers to fight past hardship.
You could ignore this calling. Or get your story written, because your untold story might need telling! There might be people waiting to be inspired by what you have achieved in life, whether you think it’s insignificant or not.
Writing liberates people from self-doubt and breaks the shackles that hold us back, and we’ve compiled 10 reasons you shouldn’t wait to get started.
You can download them now or at the end – together with our free ebook
1) It’s liberating
When you write for yourself, you enter a non-judgmental space where you can be completely open and honest. You are able to confront and acknowledge your deepest fears and desires.
2) It’s cathartic
Writing aids in the process of cleansing and renewal and psychologists believe this process leads to relief from trauma.
3) It spells freedom
We all know what it’s like harbor a secret, or to feel weighed down by an experience or thought we can’t get past. But to set yourself free, all you need to do is let the world into your secret. Once you’ve shared it, you’re on a path towards freedom.
4) It makes you happier
Studies suggest that those of us who take the time to reflect on our lives and write about ourselves are generally happier. Writing reduces activity within the amygdala, the part of the brain which intensifies emotions, and is an outlet for those of us who feel stifled in our day-to-day lives.
5) It’s a means of reflection
Taking the time to write about your journey in life will give you the ability to look back on your past and reflect on all that you’ve overcome. Your life has been a series of peaks and troughs, but your achievements are worth remembering, and setting this down on paper will bring that realization to the fore.
6) It gives you a sense of purpose and belonging
Compiling memories and emotions instantly connects you with the people who read and engage with your story. These connections are a powerful bond that aren’t easily broken.
7) It’s never over
Writing gives you a sense of hope. There’s always another life lesson to reflect on and another page to fill, and getting into the routine of writing regularly will give you something to look forward to even on the darkest days.
8) There are no rights – no wrongs
There’s no right or wrong way to express yourself. After all, this is your story and your journey, and we want to hear it. So don’t hold back – forget fear at the door and purge self-doubt once and for all.
9) It boosts the immune system
Many doctors believe that unresolved psychological and emotional distress can badly affect the immune system. Writing is a way of overcoming this distress and putting stress-factors at bay. In the process, a healthy mind creates the gateway for a healthy body.
10) You can be a role model
At MasterStories, we’re offering people the stage to inspire others. Aren’t you tired of the pessimism and negativity that suffuses the internet? We know we are, and that’s why we believe in our storytellers approaching life with a lightness of touch and a loving attitude to all.
Excited to get started? The next step is to sign up for our FREE online toolkit. You’ll get access to writers’ insights, a methodology on spirituality and more. To sign up, click here.
We highly recommend to write about own traumatic events; first maybe just for yourself, for your own process of further healing. Writing is a form of release, a form of therapy.
For unexperienced writers it might be tough to start. That’s why MasterStories has set up some tips and tools how to get started.
If you answered with yes, this is the perfect course for you. No matter if you want to write just for yourself, or if you are ready to share your story and inspire others in need of healing or inspiration.
Our aim is to support you until you’ve reached a level of writing you are happy with. Our promise to you is that with the free modules 1 and 2 you will be able to write your first personal story, even if you are an inexperienced writer. At the end of module 2 you will have written your personal story !!!
In the Free Module 1 You will learn why processing and writing your personal story, and are invited to 10 littl eexercises related to the 10 essential Tips to Process and Write your untold Personal Story.
In Module 2 you will
The writing process is an exercise in catharsis, and catharsis isn’t possible if you’re holding back. Perhaps you’re embarrassed by the idea of coming clean on an addiction, or a spate of depression you’ve overcome – but don’t let that stop you from telling your story.
Every day, people all around the world struggle to come to terms with how they really feel. Censorship is the enemy here, and the goal is to come clean, excise your demons, and offer people an opportunity to learn from your experiences.
Whether you’re coming to terms with your life or have already mastered your story, never lose sight of the fact that people stand to learn from what you have to say.
This is a question of style, but 9 times out of 10, it is best to write in a conversational style.
Unless you’re delivering an academic paper, you don’t need a thesaurus open beside your desk with a list of words no one uses. Don’t be stilted – be open and conversational.
To borrow the famous slogan coined by Nike – “Just Do It.” Don’t dilly dally – don’t dawdle. Get it done! The beauty of writing is the immediate effect it has on your wellbeing, but if you wait for lightning to strike, you’ll never reap those benefits.
The most successful writers, spiritualists and self-motivators sit down at their desk and start writing. It’s as simple as that. When they lose steam, they take a deep breath and refocus. Then they get back to work.
Seize the initiative. Just do it.