I found a post with a graphic about writing and it’s effects on the brain. One of my favorite bytes is what it says about writing and stress:
Writing can have similar effects on the mind as meditation. Your breathing slows down and you get into a “zone” where words flow freely from your head. This can make stream-of-consciousness writing a very effective method for de-stressing.
All the more reason to write!
To see the entire post, This is Your Brain on Writing, click here, or click on the infographic below.