Jenmarie is a bubbly and petite thirty-one year old who loves to laugh and always thinks shopping is a good idea. She has been happily married for eight years to the man of her dreams and loves all things Star Wars & Disney. You've stumbled upon her blog of fashion, beauty and lifestyle where she shares her outfits, reviews, beauty tips, favorite things, and inspirational pick-me-ups. Have a look around and send her a note if you wish!
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Saturday, July 30, 2016
The other day I felt sluggish and overwhelmed by anxiety. It was getting close to the end of the day and I didn't feel like I did much of anything because of the mental state I was in. I was beginning to feel depressed and wanted only to sit in bed but I really didn't want to let it get the best of me! Right when I was thinking that I needed to do something, my sister sent me a text and told me she went through all my posts under the "Inspiration" tab and said that they made her feel happy. Hearing how my posts helped to lift her spirits actually motivated me. It was then that I realized I hadn't written a post that would fall under that category in a while and I decided to remedy that! Distracting myself from negative thoughts and feelings is one way I like to try to keep my anxiety under control and what better way to do that than to write a post to hopefully encourage other people?
Let's look at three different reasons that I personally think it's good to talk about anxiety and depression.
When I first shared with you about having anxiety, I found it to be very therapeutic. And since revealing that part of myself, I have continued to find writing about anxiety and depression very calming and relieving. There have been studies that explain that writing itself has shown improvements in both physical and psychological health, and I definitely can see how that's possible. I think, especially, if you're not ready to talk about anxiety, depression or whatever else it is that you have or are currently struggling with in a face-to-face conversation, writing is the perfect way to start! If you've never done this before, take baby steps and write prayers to God, journal, or create poems or songs. It truly helps with sorting out your thoughts and feelings and eventually, you just may feel comfortable enough to share with others, which leads me into my next reason to talk about it...
I never thought that incorporating posts about the things I struggle with along with my own personal tips would inspire other people as much as they have. Whether you're a blogger, YouTuber, or you're strictly just on Facebook or another social media platform, you have a voice and a following. It doesn't matter if that following is small or large, that one post, video, or message that you put out there could change someone's day and continue to encourage and inspire them for a long time to come. There are so many people in this world who need to hear from you so they know they're not alone. Speaking of which...
I recently thought about how anxiety and depression has become a much more common topic of discussion. People who we follow online and those we converse with offline are talking about it more and more. I think it's a wonderful thing because it is good for us to be able to talk about our struggles when we feel safe and want to, but it's also good for other people who don't experience these things because they're able to learn about what it's like and what it is we go through. It's not fun being in the dark and not being aware of how you can be supportive of someone else. We need to communicate! So, continue to raise awareness either by beginning to talk about it yourself, sharing articles, videos, your favorite Bible verses, pins from Pinterest, etc! Let's continue to raise awareness together!
Have you tried writing about how you feel? Have you shared with someone else? What were the results?
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