Use songwriting as therapy; a way to work out the issues in your life. There is plenty of research that says creating music can lower anxiety and help you feel happier. It certainly helps me; I couldn’t live without it.
“I write first for myself as a therapeutic process, to get stuff out and to deal with it.” Lucinda Williams
“Songwriting is about getting the demon out of me. It’s like being possessed. You try to go to sleep, but the song won’t let you. So you have to get up and make it into something, and then you’re allowed to sleep.” John Lennon