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    Still Going-Even With Depression

    Not sure how long this episode is going to last but a combination of things have really helped. One of those things being a change in outlook. I no longer look at my depressed #BipolarDisorder episodes as hopeless like I used to. They are more manageable because I changed my outlook. I am not saying that it doesn't get to me some days, some days are harder than others. But I manage to remain thankful. Also lifestyle and diet changes help a lot. Lemon water is a natural mood booster and ever since I've been drinking it I've been happier. Not like mania happy but just happy in general. I highly suggest drinking lemon water if you want to get healthy or to experience its mental health benefits. Having coping strategies also helps. I use writing as my main outlet (as you can see) but for some people it may be something else. Especially with having #PTSD it's important to have a go to coping mechanism. But even when my #PTSD isn't acting up I use writing as a way to unwind. I'm not sure what I use for #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder but I suppose that because it has a lot to do with self-perception that I can start on that. So as you can see, all these factors help to get me through. Today I am thankful for the ability to share my journey with others. What has helped you to cope?

    #BipolarDisorder #Depression #PTSD #Abuse #abusesurvivor #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #thankful #Blessed #Hope #Inspiration #Striving #thriving #strength #Writing #coping #Lifestlye

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    You are my sunshine adaptation

    I love to write and I love to adapt songs and poetry. It's something I do for fun and it helps keep me grounded.

    Written for my partner this morning:

    You are my sunshine,
    my only sunshine
    These days may be harder,
    while skies are grey
    But, don't you fret dear,
    it's warmer when you're near,
    and, together we will always find our way

    #Writing #WritingThroughIt #whilewalking #Dating #Anxiety #Depression #searching #Journaling #Walking

    Photo from one of my walks

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    Writing to me

    Picture description: “Writing to me, is simply thinking through my fingers”

    This act of writing is free writing.

    #Writing #freewriting

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    Creative Thinking

    Hello When Writing Helps, I’ve decided to create “Creative Thinking” on the last wednesday of each month. Let me explain a little more.

    The last Wednesday of each month, I am going to post a picture with NO words. I would like you to write a sentence of any form you want. You can write Poetry, Short stories, Diary entries, Journal entries or letters. I really don’t care, but it has to be ONE sentence of your choice.

    The purpose of Creative Thinking is for members to create something out of nothing. Because a picture is worth a thousand words. So have fun and create. Please no negative comments. Negative comments will be deleted.

    In honor of Halloween, Write a sentence of any form regarding this picture. please have fun. Comment below your creative thoughts ⬇️ #Writing #Poetry #shortstories #diaryentries #journalentries #Letters #Halloween

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    Creative Thinking

    Hello When Writing Helps, I’ve decided to create “Creative Thinking” on the last wednesday of each month. Let me explain a little more.

    The last Wednesday of each month, I am going to post a picture with NO words. I would like you to write a sentence of any form you want. You can write Poetry, Short stories, Diary entries, Journal entries or letters. I really don’t care, but it has to be ONE sentence of your choice.

    The purpose of Creative Thinking is for members to create something out of nothing. Because a picture is worth a thousand words. So have fun and create. Please no negative comments. Negative comments will be deleted.

    In honor of Halloween, Write a sentence of any form regarding this picture. please have fun. Comment below your creative thoughts ⬇️ #Writing #WritingTips #Halloween

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    I had just triggered myself while taking notes and I thought about writing some poetry because today my dear Woolf gave me some inspiration & strength

    I hear the echo
    of millions of voices not mine

    am I too much

    a slow giant whale is moving on our heads

    deep blue sorrow dripping from her sides

    she dips her head into the vast silence of the sea

    calm

    alone

    she has no hurry and, deep down, beside her heart, lies a smiling face/ eyes enclosed, a pounding heart

    the front exposed and covered with water

    I am, though, still hurting

    A voice inside me is posing me questions

    what’s left is fear - she says

    the dark blue sorrow sticks a hug around my heart and to the lungs

    / so petty

    she holds it in her hand / such familiar feeling

    why so resentful
    and the tone, look more aloof than before

    my mind has gently tip toed on a green blue garden

    welcome back, a woman sais

    here is where the details count

    am I too much / or are you too much to your own self

    so attentive, so silent, so slow / her eyes are with me
    and so we speak

    her hand in her pocket, she lets a little bird out
    and so the wind is within me
    and so I speak

    I fear

    my heart not ready
    has never been

    although he knows.

    a silent whale is too big

    me, instead - some sort of mute trustful being

    the never-ending smile within me
    a source of light

    there’s peace inside you
    / and I’m not the one to follow

    I fear

    you’re all so vast, so tremendously precious

    let the bird know the heights of his wings
    singing his life with his blithe tune
    I’m the pocket, I wonder the hands.

    if I’m too much, I fear

    not mine the hands
    / who has the courage
    to hold you, so secure to let you out
    I fear
    I hope I’m not holding you back
    / it’d be so hurtful
    my heart who knows who fears who waits and is so afraid, too much to compress; implode.
    a tiny bubble of dripping hurting painful sorrow

    -the claws in my chest-

    don’t want to hear

    #Writing #Poetry #insecurity #Fear #trigger

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    Clear Path

    So far this week I've been doing okay. I have a lot to be proud of myself for. Like I mentioned in a previous post, I can tell my story without getting too triggered. I can release all those pent up emotions that have been blocking my path. There are days when my anxiety acts up but I can move through it relatively easily now.

    There are so many things I am grateful for. I believe it is important to show gratitude. I am here and well (mostly). I have people that love me, I have a job and somewhere to live. It is the little things.

    I do my best to manage my physical and mental health. I am slowly healing from my past of abuse. I am slowly getting to where I want to be. My path continues to clear as I begin to love and accept myself and what I have survived. It is not an easy path. I still have days and sometimes weeks where the negativity seeps back in. But I continue to heal.

    The more I see the positive in my life the more clear my path will become. I am not going to tell you to stay positive because I know that advice doesn't always work but I will tell you to be grateful. Sometimes all it takes is a grateful heart. May you find what you are looking for and may your path clear for you too. Stay strong and you will be okay.

    #PTSD #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #SexualAbuse #SexualAssault #strength #MightyTogether #Asthma #checkin #abusesurvivor #Selfharm #suicideattemptsurvivor #Healing #Writing

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    Steps Forward

    I was able to write my trauma narrative without getting badly triggered. I was even able to go into detail. I feel different but in a good way. I feel like I can say to myself that I survived.

    I can move on and while I still have healing to do, I have come a long way from where I was a couple years ago. A couple years ago I was scared, angry and didn't trust people. Now I can be happy, feel safe and trust people a little.

    I can tell my survival story without it ruining my day (like it would in the past) and I think that is a huge sign of improvement. Anyone can do it. You don't have to share with anybody, just yourself.

    Writing is so liberating, it has been there for me and has helped me process a lot of difficult things. I really suggest journaling. I don't do it every day but enough.

    I am sharing this with you so that you can see that you too can take steps forward. Stay strong friends:)

    #PTSD #SexualAbuse #SexualAssault #Writing #freedom #hopeful #Abuse #Journal #MightyTogether #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder

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    #Motivation

    Need some motivation right now. Slacking off with journaling but want to get back to it. Want to continue managing my physical and mental health.

    #PTSD #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #AbuseSurvivors #Writing #Journaling #Inspiration #MightyTogether