A few days ago, I was reading this one book on training the mind. While I was reading, I stumbled upon this term “Free writing”. To be honest, I did not know such a term existed. As I began to read more about it, I was quite fascinated by it’s effects on our mind.
Free writing is nothing but writing for a specific period of time without a pause. While you write, you don’t bother about the grammar, sentence formulation, punctuation and so forth. A lot of writers use this technique to improve their writing style or get some inspiration from all those thoughts running on their minds flowing down as words onto the paper. But, it can benefit every single individual.
While we are overwhelmed by so many thoughts, and get anxious or depressed, because we identify ourselves with these thoughts, we can try to do free writing. It is mostly similar to journaling. But while you journal most of the time you jot down the thoughts in your mind or experiences throughout the day, while in free writing, you just write without any specific context for a period of time. Some people even free write for 30 minutes. It helps to clear the clutter of our minds and who knows you might even get some motivation or inspiration for your work from this No- Sense(Nonsense) writing.