The other day a friend asked me if writing was helpful to me? This got me thinking a lot about it and the more I thought, the more I realised that yes creating and running my blog really is helping me..this inspired me to write this post.
Not saying..its for everyone – you dont have to go setting up or creating a blog if its not your “thing”. You need to find your own “thing” your thing that helps you heal. The thing that you are passionate about, the things that bring you joy and make you happy.
Expression – So far writing has helped me to express my thoughts and feelings more. And in doing so, I’m learning or discovering new parts of me “the real me”. I’m communicating better with others and reaching out a lot more. I’ve met lots of new like minded people on social media too.
Being creative – not just the writing but taking photos, thinking up new ideas for the blog, planning it all out..always looking for new ideas and inspiration, from around the house or going out places…etc..
Courage – being brave enough to post my story and learning to believe in my self more…which is boosting my self-confidence. For just going for it, even though it was scary and I worried about what people would think or say about my posts. I still went for it and I’m giving it a go.
“Feel the fear and do it anyway”
Happiness – being happy and proud of myself for actually achieving creating a blog ( was a lot harder than I first thought it would be ) but I did it. It puts a big smile on my face and a warm glow in my heart when people like, share, comment or subscribe to my blog and on social media..really lifts my spirits. So far all has been positive..Fingers crossed it stays that way.
Structure – I’ve more structure in my days now other than the usual housework or boring shit because now I have goals. I’m focusing my time and energy on my blog. I’m constantly planning ahead, looking forward, aiming for those goals. Looking forward instead of looking back or being stood still. So I’m much more motivated too.
Learning – I cannot believe how much I’ve learned so far! And it’s only been three month’s. I know there is so much more to learn, I’m just beginning. I’m constantly learning something new. I’ve learned I’m a lot more creative or I love to be creative..than I first thought. I’ve learned I’m crap with technology ha.. I always knew I was not good with computers or any good with any technology if I’m being honest…I still can’t navigate our TV remote ha.. I’ve had to just learn as I go. One step at a time. Yes there has been some stressful shady moments where I’ve felt like throwing my laptop through a window..when I couldn’t figure something out. But I did it! Eventually. No matter how clueless or stressed out I get with something I’m learning or trying to figure out, I always somehow “get it”…eventually. Quite pleased with myself..for NOT throwing my laptop through a window ha.. My brain is frazzled but I do love learning and enjoyed the many challenges. Google is now my new best friend….how did we manage without it in the old days?
Awareness – I’m becoming more aware and mindful of my own negatives because as I write posts, I realise sometimes that what I’m writing sounds negative. So then I think about how I can make this situation more positive…so my post is more positive. So I’m getting better at turning the negatives into positives. But at the same time, keeping it real. It’s not realistic to always “be positive” that’s just not how life is. It’s about staying balanced. My solution is…try to find some humour in a negative situation.
Helping others – by raising awareness of chronic illnesses, sharing tips and ideas of things to try, that have helped me. Letting others know they’re not alone by sharing my story. Just makes me feel good about myself.
“We rise by lifting others”
Purpose – I now feel like I have something worthwhile to get out of bed for every morning and not just surviving another day. Helping others on their life journey, in doing so helping myself to heal and grow as a person too.
What do you love doing? What are your passions? What gives your life meaning and purpose? When are you at your most happiest? Who or what brings you joy? Comment below and let’s chat.
Love Marie x