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.
First of all, I’d like to wish everybody a Happy Valentine’s Day! Second of all, a few days ago I discovered that this is my fourth year blogging on WordPress!
As many of you may already know, I started blogging after both my father and therapist recommended I do so. My dad thought it would be a great way to get my feelings out and my therapist thought it would be a great way to help myself – and others – with our anxiety. I am very happy that blogging was recommended to me. Blogging has helped me realize that I am not alone in my struggles. Additionally, I have met many wonderful friends through the craft and in my opinion, become a better writer.
I’m going to be honest. While I’m happy that I’ve been blogging for so long, it also hurts my feelings that four years after starting this blog, I’m still struggling with anxiety. I wish I could tell you that I’m where I want to be. However, I have made progress and for that I am extremely grateful!
Writing has helped me in so many ways. Writing continues to give me something to be happy about and I really feel like I’m helping others by telling my story and by spreading inspiration.
So thank you to everyone who continues to support me – both through writing and in my journey to get through anxiety. Also, if any of you are new to the blogging world, I wish you all the luck in the world! If you’re considering blogging, I recommend you do so, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
I can’t speak for everyone, but I think that struggling with anxiety over the years has made it harder for me to focus on the positive. Instead, I find myself constantly worrying that I’ll never get through my anxiety, never accomplish my dreams, and never get to where I want in life.
These are all scary thoughts and ones that if we aren’t careful, can control and possibly ruin our lives. However, we all experience good times and it is these moments, that we must try our hardest to focus on.
Experiencing times of success is a positive sign – it allows us to realize that we are capable of overcoming our obstacles and living a more satisfying life.
So if you are the type of person who tends to concentrate on the bad instead of the good, make a conscious effort to note when you are having a good day. If it’s hard for you to remember these moments, write them down. We need to make sure that we have a way of recalling the times that we are most proud of.
Hey guys! I hope you’re all having a great day! As just a reminder, I’d like to mention that in addition to this blog, I also have one over at https://restinpieceblog.wordpress.com/, which is dedicated to my two books and other advice and thoughts as a writer/author. Please feel free to check it out!