When I write I am forced to entrust my thoughts to (in this case) the editor. I am confronted with the sense and sensibility of my thoughts that became words. Do you also feel that when thoughts are put in words they depart from your mind? By putting my thoughts into words and giving them a place to exist , I do not have to carry them anymore with me. I can look them up when I want to but I also realized that I outgrow them.
Many of my mind battles I now put in writing, Does not mean that they are immediately solved but I gave them a place outside of my mind where I can find them and look at them and reevaluate them. Writing also helps me to change. The circumstances are the same but it feels that I look at them differently. Weather or not I am a good writer is not important now. For the moment I am satisfied with the positive effects of writing in my life.
Maybe all this is not true for you , we are all unique , writing works for me. I am a person who thinks a lot and talks very little . Before I started writing my head felt full and now there is room again for new thoughts. I thank God for this personality growth. I do not know where it will lead but I know Gods plans are always good and they let you see another side of yourself.