Mental health, Writing Updates

Writing and Depression

I haven’t been writing for a few days. I must admit that depression has rolled in and I don’t feel like doing anything. I struggle to think straight or care about anything. I’m really indifferent, or numb to what goes on around me, or what I do during the day. I could stare at a wall or just sleep all day and it wouldn’t matter to me.

But there is a part of me that is still thinking about writing. Even thought during a depression I struggle to physically write, my mind is still working on projects, or trying to at least. This is when my depression hits its deeper levels.

There are times I’m depressed but not deeply, so I can still function enough to write something. Those are the days I go easy on myself when I do decide to write and just try to get something down. I don’t force myself to do a lot because I know it won’t take much to make my depression worse.

Writing and depression…how do I make it work? Well, it’s tough. When depression is bad and I am so exhausted I just sleep or stare at the TV I don’t bother to write on those days. I have to wait for the depression to abate a little to a point where I have more energy and more clarity of though and then I sit myself down at the computer and type out a blog post, or try something that isn’t so labor intensive. Then on days where I’m feeling really good, I’ll dive right into my latest project. It’s about working with my body and its illness and trying to make things work. So I have to really be receptive to how I feel, which I’ve been told that I am anyway so it works out.

If you have any questions for me, feel free to ask. I’m happy to hear from my readers. I hope you have a wonderful day.

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4 thoughts on “Writing and Depression”

  1. Don’t put to much pressure on yourself.. if you don’t today there’s always tomorrow. Fight to act logically even when you know your emotions are against you.. don’t let your emotions dictate the direction of your life.. writing helps to cope with these emotions and the sooner you apply yourself the sooner you can see yourself in a new light.. but again no stress.. let it be.. write when you want to, don’t force it.

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    1. You’re right. I do put too much pressure on myself. I wish I knew how to stop doing it. I have a goal to be a published author and I guess I’m just pushing really hard for that. Even while I’m depressed which only makes me more frustrated and angry when I can’t write like I want to. I’m trying to change this. Thanks for your comment!

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      1. No problem! if there’s any advice I can give you.. work on honoring the present moment.. sure you want to be a published author but you can’t get there unless you begin stacking honored moments.

        Stop fighting the current situation, give in and let go of what is.. start accepting your reality. Your dream is only fantasy until you create it into being.

        Be happy despite any expectations.. you have the tools you need you just need to have fun and be free.

        Good things happen in time.. we’re always improving and there’s always tomorrow if there’s something you didn’t get done.

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