There are probably many solutions, but one I personally have become familiar with is writing a poem.
Or, perhaps I should say "re-familiar," because I used to write poetry when I was in middle school. For each piece, I would start by doing a bit of research about a chosen subject, usually a subject that was suggested in my poetry journal (which I still have)...followed by taking my pen and jotting down ideas that came to mind; followed by typing the revised, polished version on Word; followed by choosing the right font that matched the mood; followed by printing it, cutting it out of the solid white printer paper, and pasting it into the journal; and finally followed by adding a colored pencil illustration to connect myself more to the poem. And now, we have the final product.
This was my artistic process as a 14-year-old. At the time, I perceived poetry as something methodical, with a goal assigned to you from the outside, and where you must follow a specific list of steps in order to write a successful string of verses. It is almost like I understood poetry as more of a science than an art. These were things I believed until recently.
To put it briefly, I came across events during the past several months that had pushed me to a state of near-constant worry, stress and fear. These emotions reached a point where thoughts tumbled and twisted in my mind. It was as if my eyes could not see in front of me, but rather they were consumed by the invisible and intangible, the fluid statements and questions and anxieties in my head that never stopped rising and falling like uncontrollable waves.
And so, my instinct was to release these thoughts, to free them and thus to free myself. In other words, I start writing poetry. And I soon realized that this was real poetry.
I understood that, like all other forms of art, writing a poem is something that comes out of you and that is not given by another person. The words seem to jump onto the paper, and there is something miraculous about that.
When you feel as consumed with magnified feelings and thoughts as I did in my case, it is a good idea to make use of them instead of letting them render you lost and helpless. You don't even have to be faced with feelings/thoughts that are negative--Finding yourself in times of inexplicable joy, or perhaps times where you learn new things about yourself that you want to carry with you like you would an injured bird you found in the road, are also lovely opportunities for you to jot words down.
It is always nice to remember the good and bad of your experiences, and to allow yourself to create such an art as poetry in order to make sense of this big world you live in. :)
So grab a pen and paper--or if you like to be organized like myself and keep a journal solely dedicated to poems, which you can keep close in order to release those overwhelming thoughts any time--and start writing, because by doing so you are enlivening not just a poem, but one of many footprints you will leave in the universe.