“Writer’s block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years.” Wiki 2015
I realised last week I hadn’t written a new blog post since the 11th July. I did even have any posts in draft, let alone ideas of what to write about. I just lost direction for a while. I tend to stick to the same type of posts as for me it has always been sharing the things I enjoy or am working on. I felt I had nothing to say. I was shutting myself away and knew that was a bad sign for me. I know I need my alone time, but I also know if I start not wanting to do anything with other people I am heading back into a low period and I try to cut those off where I can.
I may not be medication for depression anymore, but I still need the tools I learnt through CBT and therapy. I continue to use them in times when I feel myself pulling away. So that’s what I’ve been doing this last week and it’s working.
So that is what I thought I would share to get over this writer’s block I’ve come up against.
I want to continue to focus on life’s adventures and one of those for me is keeping my mental self strong and supported. It’s okay to feel off kilter for whatever reason, but remembering it is only temporary is important.
Side note: has anyone see Inside Out yet? I loved it! Such a fantastic idea to introduce mental health to the younger generation. It stuck to the known idea of core beliefs and memories that shape who we are. What I loved those was that we can change our core memories as we grow and go through life, and therefore if there are time that are less than stellar we can move through them and create more another time. It was the perfect film for me to go see this week.
I am going to reduce the amount I blog. I want to keep it going but take the pressure off. I want to have something important to say and have a reason for sharing it. Those are the blogs I love to read, and I want my blog to be like them.