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There are days when the everyday stress gets on my nerves. Days when I feel like screaming my head off. When nothing ever feels right. Ever. Though those do not happen everyday (Thank God!), I have wished for that special place where I could run away to. With just my thoughts for company.
I don't know if anyone shares this with me, but there is always a tiny voice inside my head that refuses to keep shut. Even when I'm trying to let my thoughts drift away, willing my mind to just go blank, the Voice starts getting all fidgety and sarcastic (at times). Weird, I know. Even when I'm listening to music, the Voice HAS TO start dissecting it, including the lyrics.
This has started happening so often that it's the Voice that greets me the moment I open my eyes. Sometimes it's all sweet and nice and other times it's all bitchy and clingy. I hate it and I also love it. The Voice keeps me sane. It helps me come up with things to write about. Be it stories, poetry or simply rantings like these.
Maybe, that's why every once in a while it would be advisable to get away from all the chaos and ruckus of life and rejuvenate yourself. Not just your body, but your mind needs detoxification as well. And well, for the calmer and powerful minds, there are always things like yoga and meditation. But thanks to the Voice, I find myself unable to concentrate on either of those for more than couple of minutes.
That is why, like many of you, I find writing down whatever is running around in my mind, therapeutic. Your words may not make much sense to anyone else except you sometimes. But the person for whom you have started writing in the first place is bound to be left happy and satisfied- YOU. Yes, I believe that you will be able to enjoy your writing only when it becomes a burning desire, a desperate need to pen down your thoughts. Without which life would be meaningless. That's the sort of writing that comes from your heart, where you bare a piece of your soul each time.
When all else seems desolate, when hope ebbs away from life, I cling on to writing like the last straw. No matter where I may fail, I believe that words will never fail me. So much going on in my mind right now, and the Voice refuses to tire down. Tell me, what do you do for mental detoxification? Would love to hear all your thoughts!