It’s Almost Here!

B.W. Ginsburg

Hey everybody! I hope you’re all doing well!

I’m very excited to announce that the book my loved one and I are working on is almost finished! All that needs to be done is the editing and publishing! Please stay tuned as I will post when the book is available for purchase!

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The Importance of Positivity

With working on a book that will be filled with articles and poetry about positivity and getting through our struggles, I thought I would take the time to express why I feel writing about positivity is so important.

While sources of happiness, joy, and friendship surround us on a daily basis, I think we often pass them by without notice. It’s not necessarily our fault, it’s just hard sometimes when living our busy lives and hearing about such negativity in the world, to focus on all of the good. Though there are self-help books and other literary resources to help us find comfort and peace, I think that the best way to find strength and confidence within the literary world, is to find something that really connects with us; something we can all relate to. I think that reading helpful articles and poetry that build us up instead of making us feel small and belittled are the perfect thing to motivate us!

A few years ago, if you asked me what I thought about reading articles and poetry to help me through my anxiety and other struggles, I’m not sure I’d think it was such a great thing. Then again, a few years ago, I may have scoffed at the idea of blogging about my anxiety to make me feel better – man did I learn that I was wrong! It turns out that reading inspirational articles and poetry is a wonderful way to lift one’s spirits and raise one’s self-confidence. So is blogging! Expressing ourselves and our feelings, along with our emotions, through writing is a great way to connect with both ourselves and others – while helping ourselves and others as well.

Positivity – and the spreading thereof – is extremely important. We all need positivity in our lives and that is why it is important to me – and my loved one – to write this book that we are currently working on. It is a way of spreading positivity through writing. I hope you will join us in our journey of sharing and spreading hope.

 

New Writing Project!

B.W. Ginsburg

Hey everybody!

As many of you already know, I am currently working on a new novel! In addition, someone very special and I are working on an inspirational article and poetry book! I am very excited to share this news with all of you!

Struggling with anxiety, I have come to see the importance of gathering all the inspiration we can find. Whether it’s befriending someone who will be there to support us through thick and thin, or learning how to deal with past disappointments, we all need to search for ways to help us through the most difficult of times. I’m hoping that this collaboration with a loved one will help bring peace and hope to all of us who struggle.

In addition to being excited for this new project because I find it important to share words of wisdom and motivation, I am also thrilled to announce that…

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Good Days Are Possible

Some of you may know this, and some of you may not. Good days are possible.

I know that dealing with constant hardships can make it seem improbable that you will ever be happy and not burdened by worry, stress, and doubt. It may even seem as if good days simply aren’t in the cards for you; as if happiness just isn’t possible. The truth is though, that happiness is possible for all of us and so, are good days. We just have to work hard and fight for what we want.

Yesterday I had another great day. Let me tell you that there was a time when I doubted that I’d have a really good day like yesterday. After going out, a relative asked me how I had been doing lately and I explained that I was getting better at some things and that practicing facing my fears on a consistent basis was definitely helping me.

If you’re going through a tough time, I want you to know that there is hope – always. Please don’t give up on yourself and don’t give up on the fact that you can be happy and live a healthy, satisfying life. Good days are possible for all of us, and so is a good life.

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

I just recently found out that this is Mental Health Awareness Week. As many of you are probably already aware, the subject is very near and dear to my heart.

I’ve been struggling with anxiety for years and I know how difficult it is to deal with. I know how easy it is to lose hope, to feel as if we’ll never overcome our obstacles, and to miss the time in our lives when things came easily and didn’t seem so difficult.

However, no matter how hard getting through anxiety and overcoming other obstacles can seem, I truly believe that it can be done. I believe that with hard, consistent work we can all overcome what seems to hold us back. In fact, I’ve seen it done.

I may not be quite where I want to be in terms of getting through my anxiety, but I do know that I’ve made progress. There is no doubt in my mind that this was done by taking small, consistent steps towards achieving my goals. Something else that I know is that I am not alone in struggling with anxiety and this is something else that I think is very important.

I want everyone reading this to know that you are not alone in your struggles. I know that this is said all the time, but it’s not always easy to believe. I know when I used to hear it, I used to wonder if people were just saying it to make me feel better; to feel less alone. The truth is, though, that none of us are without hardships and many of us do experience anxiety and other mental health issues.

So let us support each other and have faith in ourselves. Let us remember that we do have the strength to overcome our obstacles!

New Tees Available on Teespring!

Hey everybody! As some of you may or may not know, in addition to writing, I also have two stores on the website, Teespring. One store is for inspirational merchandise and the other is for literary merchandise. I just finished creating my newest line of tees entitled ‘Do Not Let Others Define’, which is available in both stores. To check out this line and many others, please feel free to click the links below! As always, thanks for your support!

https://teespring.com/stores/bws-inspirational-highway

https://teespring.com/stores/bws-literary-closet

"Do Not Let Others Define You.  We Are Not Merely  Words In A Dictionary."                                    B.W.... Purple T-Shirt Front

The Prickly Part

In my last post, I mentioned how I changed my blog’s background and how I thought it fit with the theme of the blog perfectly. While dealing with anxiety and other mental health issues can be prickly and painful at times like a cactus, if you work hard on a consistent basis to overcome your obstacles, you can achieve progress – a beautiful thing.

While I have experienced many beautiful days of witnessing my progress, today included one of the painful and prickly parts that oftentimes occur with struggling with anxiety. Today I saw myself slip backwards, something that is never easy to see.

I went out with a relative today and because it took longer than expected, I began to grow anxious. I’m embarrassed to say this, but sometimes when I’m out and I feel so anxious that I can’t move, I end up sitting on the floor. It makes me feel pathetic.

I haven’t done this in a while. Lately when I go in somewhere (while it may not be for very long), I usually do pretty well. I might need a little bit of help, but I don’t resort to sitting down. Today was different though and it reminded me of all the times in the past when I did this – too many to count.

I like to keep this blog pretty positive, but sometimes I admit that it’s hard. It’s hard to give myself credit for at least trying to go in where I went today and not leaving early, or saying that sometimes things just don’t work out. It’s hard to stay positive while inside, I’m beating myself up for not doing better.

That’s the thing with struggling with anxiety, or any other mental health issue for that matter. Sometimes it’s difficult to see the positivity and light when you feel like you’re surrounded by negativity and darkness.

Here’s what we have to remember. We have to remember all of the times that we’ve faced our fears or overcome our obstacles. We have to remember all of the times that we’ve made progress. Though it may be difficult to believe, just because we struggle or experience times of temporary regression, it does not mean that our past progress or current progress is erased. It also doesn’t mean that we won’t make progress ever again.

So let’s all do ourselves a favor and cut ourselves a break. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t get a little upset when things don’t go how we want (after all, sometimes getting a little upset with ourselves shows us that we have to work harder), but what I am saying is that we have to stop always getting so down on ourselves and, instead, focus on all of the amazing things that we have accomplished and how hard we try on a daily basis to be successful!

If you’re currently struggling or if you’re feeling down about not doing as well at something as you would have hoped, please remember that we all struggle. Also, please try and focus on all the good that you have accomplished and can continue to accomplish with hard work.