Pop beauty Jessica Simpson insists the only way to prevent herself from "exploding" with stress is to write her feelings down.

The 25-year-old singer warns fans against bottling their problems up, and advises them to follow in her footsteps in putting pen to paper or confiding in pals.

She says, "It's a way for me to know myself and my problems.

"If I don't do this, I'll push everything back until I explode. Sometimes it helps to talk about my feelings with friends."