One thing I’ve learned as someone who suffers from OCD and depression is that watching your thoughts is one of the best things you can do for yourself. I mean, with OCD you can’t always helps what comes into your head. BUT, you can choose to add positive thoughts into the mix. This positive mindset influences mood and how you see yourself.
But lately, I’ve been slipping. Telling lies to myself. Beating myself up over the littlest thing. It’s not healthy, and that unhealthiness will absolutely creep into your professional life. Everything is connected, to quote Dirk Gently.
Here are some things I tell myself:
- You’re worthless
- No one likes you
- You’re a terrible writer
- You’re a terrible person
Here is how to combat those words…with the opposite, POSITIVE reality:
- Your worth comes from God, whose image you were made in; your worth is priceless
- You have friends who love and care about you
- You are not a terrible writer; you are learning, growing writer
- You, like any person, have good and bad behaviors. Choose to focus on the good, ask forgiveness for the bad.
Maybe that’s part of where getting untangled from writer’s block starts: in the mind.
What are your thoughts? I hope you’re thinking good things.
Keep your pen on the page,