The title of this post may be a strange and bazaar statement I admit but since starting my blog, I have developed a healthier mindset and managed to distract myself from other areas of my life that I would perhaps struggle with.
This year has been horrendous when it comes to my mental health and at one of my lowest states, I decided to push myself to start writing, something I had wanted to do for years. Not to necessarily write about my personal issues and anxieties, but write about the happier subjects that I enjoy in life. Doing this has slowly allowed me to appreciate the little things and as I said, distract myself. There’s nothing wrong with trying to distract your mind especially if like me, you are a natural-born worrier. Blogging stops my mind from wandering to the more negative depths (nothing serious just areas of low confidence etc).
If you suffer from low confidence, blogging can be a great way to start regaining some self-love. This wasn’t something I had considered at all when I made Thimbles and Spoons go live. If anything I was incredibly nervous to publish my own thoughts and opinions. I’m no makeup guru or model and the idea of trying to make your way into a huge group of popular bloggers is a little daunting to say the least. If that’s your thought process too, let me assure you that I was far from wrong.
The blogging community is the majority of the times very accepting. Bloggers help other bloggers and there are many different Twitter chat sessions and groups that will allow you to share ideas with other content creators who are just like you. It’s not an overly bitchy environment and support comes from all areas of social media when you ask for it. I have connected with some of the loveliest bloggers over the last few months and I’m now no longer nervous about sharing my own content.
In my opinion therapy can come in many different forms and although some issues may need extra attention from a professional (which I 100% promote), blogging can be extremely helpful to you if you are willing to commit to it. I am certainly a better person since starting my blogging journey. I have a sense of achievement, set goals and have found a new passion. If you can relate to anything in this post and have put off starting a blog, I say go for it. You may just find some unexpected but positive changes that you need.