13 Jan NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION 8#: SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH WORDS
There is a great saying that a problem shared is a problem halved.
If you’ve been through a really rough patch, or experienced something terrible you just can’t get out of your mind, the start of a new year is a great time to try to find ways to get the poison out of your system.
And a great way to do that is to use words.
It could be a letter to someone, a poem or even a song. And then share it with those around you – or those that went through the same life trauma with you.
It’s the process of getting it down on paper that makes the problem seem smaller than when you started.
And its even better if you can wrap some music around those soothing words.
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Why write a song?
That’s a very personal question. It can simply be for fun, full stop. For some, it’s a way of expressing what they feel, but can’t speak about. Sometimes the words will pour out of you, other times, you might stare at a blank page for an hour. Sometimes, you’ll hear a melody in your head while in aisle five at the grocery store, or perhaps while driving, you will see something that reminds you of an event that happened a long time ago, but changed your life forever. For better or worse.
For many people, there are things that we can’t get out of our head…that’s a good starting point, let’s get that thing, those words, out of our head and down on paper, just write them all down faster than you have ever written…now rearrange them into some order, maybe finding a rhyme or two where you can. Now strum two or three chords on that old guitar you haven’t touched in years, or that new guitar you just bought, or that secondhand one you just scored a bargain on.
It feels good…dare we say…therapeutic. Sure we dare to say that, even though it has got four syllables! It feels good to understand and it feels amazing to feel understood. That’s what songwriting can do.