When you’re a writer, you’re supposed to find words, always, even when it’s about a subject that can easily leave you speechless. By the time we start the conversation, it’s often because an irreversible incision has already happened, and we’re confronted with it, in our personal or professional lives. Maybe, we come to a point ourselves where it’s hard to stick to the belief that it, indeed, gets better. It’s important to have this conversation, right at that moment, because the words will come, and we can each do a small part in breaking a taboo--talking about the stigma of depression, talking about what it feels like when you desperately need a break above anything else.
It all starts with a revolutionary idea: You’re worthy, to treat yourself well, to be loved, to create your own life. In a world that is often overwhelming with information and judgment, it’s not always easy to keep that in mind, let alone act on it. It requires making a bit of space for yourself to find out what this encompasses for you, and what your goals are. The world that is always in your face with information, can work for you as well. The internet can help you find others that share your vision and passions even if the neighbors next door or your peers in school don’t.
Engage your senses. Bullying hurts, but there’s much more to feel in life than pain. You have a say in that. Find out what works for you. Sometimes, when the four walls you’re in seem to close in on you, taking a walk can make a difference. Did you know that citrus scents can relieve anxiety? What colors are good for you, what scents, what kind of music? Experiment. Be creative.
It’s important to reach out, to a friend, a teacher, a professional if necessary. There’s also a lot you can do for yourself, not just for a quick fix, but maybe a long-term strategy of healing.
This can cause ripples and touch someone close to you, open up a window, a conversation. Words have power, no matter whether you use them to voice your fears or hopes and dreams. It will get better, a little bit every day--and the best? Wherever you are at this moment, you can start right now. Decide to do something for yourself today--and tomorrow. Give it a try. You are not alone. a Rafflecopter giveaway