Before I started my Drawing Breath comic, drawing comics directly about my life and experiences, I drew a series of comics about my life and experiences through the interaction and conversations of my comic characters, kind of Mystery Science Theater 3000 style. I find it actually very healing as it allows me to step out of my head and observe my life from the outside as if it were a sitcom or something, bringing that extra little mental space for a healthy perspective. Plus it allows me to laugh at myself and remind me of the wider story arc and Hero's Journey that is my life. As Oscar Wilde said, "Life is too important to be taken seriously." With my trio of commentators, that is not a problem.
As of late I've gotten drawn into (literally) comics that are more involved and longer to finish, which is great, although it leaves little room for the fun day-in-the-life kind of comics that chronicle more of the inner workings and daily idiosyncrasies of my life that I love and miss doing. I am committing myself to at least a couple times a week drawing those comics which reflect more accurately the underlying vitality that makes up my life and supports those longer, more involved story lines.
It's amazing what you can learn about yourself by drawing comics!
p.s. There's an inside joke here in that I've realized over the years that, if I'm stressed out I tend to watch endless hours of Whose Line Is It Anyway, and if I'm dealing with romantic/heartbreak issues I tend to watch endless hours of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. :)