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There's a lot that has happened here in Minnesota. I've stayed safe by staying out of the way and just observe from afar. All day and all night, I can hear chaos and mayhem. Writing can sort of help briefly forget about the world around you, but then it did help to listen out for any suspicious noises that came too close. It can be disturbing to hear people screaming, people overtaking houses and destruction. I see writing especially during these times therapeutic. It happens to be the only thing I find therapeutic in these stressful times.
So I do think writing is just as stress relieving as reading can be. Although there may be troubles such as rioting, protests or other problems in your writing, I still find it a way to relieve stress, escape even if it's for a brief moment. No, I'm not saying run away from things that you don't like or escaping reality or being in a fantasy world since being into healthcare and they often misunderstand these concepts. This is merely relieving stress, nothing more than that. I am not saying run away from problems or neglecting anything. I feel as a writer, it will be my job to help people find different worlds even if it is for brief moments. I would like my work to relieve stress even though there are problems in the work, and this is why I am writing projects for when others don't feel like reading about problems that are too intense.
Being in the healthcare field, I find it good to discover something that helps you deal with stress in healthy ways. Writing is not only healthy, (depending upon what you're writing), but it's also productive.