Need a break from the treadmill of life? Don’t we all! Emotional Battery is a place to sit back, recharge and hit refresh.
It’s pretty simple, really. We promise. Here’s how it works:
1. Send us a story about your day.
2. We’ll post it anonymously our our blog.
3. Let it go!
Sounds a bit weird, right? Well, it works! Maybe it’s magic, or maybe it’s just common sense. You know how having a cup of tea with a trusted friend can make your troubles seem to evaporate? Ever wonder how they do that?
Well, we’re willing to bet that your mate is working, consciously or otherwise, to a simple formula: they hear you out, and then they move the story on.
What we’re doing here is a little bit like that.
It’s all about externalisation, you see. You might have heard about the therapeutic benefits of journalling, with a mounting body of research suggesting that the practice has an array of benefits for mental health. We’re talking anxiety management, stress reduction, alleviation of depression… not to shabby, eh?
On top of that, many believe that there’s something to be said for the psychological benefits of de-cluttering – essentially, letting go of old junk that no longer serves us, or perhaps never did. Is it possible to get so wrapped up in journalling that we forget to let go of all that stuff we’ve expelled from our minds onto the paper?
Well, we’re here to help you make like a Zen monk: observe you junk, then let it go. Maybe you’d like to give it a try. What have you got to lose?
“My dignity, for one thing,” some of you may be thinking, imagining your darkest confessions broadcast online for all to see, albeit anonymously.
That’s fair enough. Here’s the thing, though – our technique works, even if you don’t divulge your innermost secrets to the world. Releasing the most mundane of recollections from your irritating morning commute, exhausting client meeting or sleepless night tending to a toddler can be just as effective as baring your soul.
Humour us. Take it for a whirl. Then make up your mind.