Sometimes, I can't believe that I used to dread the onset of fall. Why was its arrival so worrisome? Because fall meant that winter was on its way. And winter was even worse than fall. Months of short days and freezing weather combined with the inevitable onset of cabin fever. None of which I found pleasant.
Some days I write more, some I write less, but I almost always come away with something written down. It wasn't always like this.
If you're a writer, you likely already know that trying to write when you're feeling down is one of the hardest tasks to complete.
This past month, I found myself revisiting one of my lifelong pleasures more than usual - reading. I've always loved reading, but the older I've gotten, the less time I've dedicated to it.
"As always, writing continues to be a source of comfort, a cure for boredom, something to look forward to, and a habit that remains necessary throughout all of 'this.'"
Journaling has always been a way for me to deal with my anxiety. I've included some tips for getting started journaling in this post.
This year, I am practicing more self-care while focusing on one writing project at a time.
My latest birthday has been a reminder that writing is inevitably tied to other aspects of my life, for better or worse.
For years, stress prevented me from becoming the writer I wanted to be. In this post, I share some strategies that have worked to minimize stress in my everyday life.
I have written in a journal, diary, notebook - what I call it depends on my mood that day - off and on since I was seven years old, which is when I received my first journal as a Christmas gift. It was one of those simple kids' diaries with a plastic flowery cover and… Continue reading Using Journaling as a Writing Tool