Write your way to happiness

Take up the challenge to write something every day for a week - it could improve your mental and physical health!

Research shows that expressing yourself through writing has long term benefits for your mental and physical well-being. According to an article published by the New York Times, "...studies have shown that writing about oneself and personal experiences can improve mood disorders, help reduce symptoms among cancer patients, improve a person’s health after a heart attack, reduce doctor visits and even boost memory."

Sounds too good to be true, right? Why not give it a crack? Write something every day for a week - a poem, a short story, fan fiction, a haiku, even a shopping list. It's up to you. Use the power of the written word to help your brain and your body. 

Share your writing (or if you're shy, a photo of your writing) here to complete the challenge.