I was recommended not too long ago by a family friend, that I should start writing a journal, or diary. By putting pen to paper, we can sift through our thoughts and opinions in a private and reflective manner.
The beauty with writing, is that we can do this without any interference with potential arguments. All our thoughts and opinions stay on the paper, and are known only to the writer. I believe this helps to process these feelings and join them into strong personal beliefs.
I also find, that when writing about the things on my mind, I feel a sense of ‘losing weight’ so to speak. What I mean by this, is that those heavy anxious feelings within me are relaxed and let loose by writing about them.