Depression’s New Weapon: Fountain Pen in the Pandemic Frenzy – Jyotshna Agiwal
Depression and the pandemic have become the deadliest couple to walk on the Earth hand-in-hand.
The pandemic should be declared as the worst word, emotion, and state of the 21st century. It has caused endless damage economically, physically, and emotionally. Amidst all the chaos, people’s mental health has had to endure a lot. There is no social interaction which is leading to loneliness. With uncertainties hovering over people’s lives like anything, they are having a tough time adjusting to the new normal. Over-independence on social media is letting people neglect the real world as they sloppily slip into a synthetic cocoon. Some are getting anxiety issues, some are sinking into depression, and some are not feeling happiness at all. It feels like dementors have left Azkaban and taken on the world as their new project.
The question is, is there anything we can do to feel better in this joy-sucking pandemic? Yes! Write with Fountain Pens (screaming as if on a mountain and hopefully, hearing echoes from you as well)!
Fountain pens come with pleasure, health, and calmness. Writing with a fountain pen releases stress and provides relief from repressed emotions (the process of Catharsis). It can result in a change of emotions from gloomy to cheerful in no time. Reason? It stirs your creative pursuit and awakens the artist’s side. What better way to kick the depression out of the pandemic?
Not just this, fountain pens have been scientifically proven to assist in channelizing stress. Using a fountain pen yields better mind-body coordination and learning retention. Try it once, whenever you feel tense, try writing down your thoughts with a fountain pen. You will immediately feel relaxed and soon, it will turn into a hobby. An irresistible habit that you will turn to in times of distress. You will seek the sound of the ink scribbling on the paper as a therapy against depression.
Moreover, fountain pens are not just a regular hobby. It is a boon for the planet. A sustainable pursuit that can reduce the burden of waste created by use-and-throw pens. Your one action can amount to cleaner lands and water bodies. Think about it amidst the pandemic. What kind of world do you want to leave behind!
Pick up a fountain pen and fight the pandemic blues fearlessly. Write, sketch, draw, doodle or scribble, the choice is yours how you want to stand up against depression. There are many like you around the globe who feel low and lost. But, they have no access to a proper avenue for their expression. Help them out with this inexpensive yet effective therapy. The pandemic has already taken so much from us, it’s time to put the guard up again.
Let’s get over this pandemic with our mighty fountain pens. It will be worth it!