Writer’s block and Anxiety

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Hey So AfroChic family.

Since 2years ago when I started blogging, I’ve never had a writer’s block this long and as hard to deal with like I’m having now.

So much has been happening and anxiety has been a major show stopper. I wish this post was be about how to snap out of anxiety or writer’s block, but it’s not. I just want to share with my online community of how hard this has been for me to deal with.

Im in the healing phase from personal problems and they never seem to end! If you’re like me; you have so many ideas but you cant see yourself doing any of them because you’re simply scared, you should understand.

I’ve been having many opportunities presented to me and my self doubt had been the only barrier. I swear it’s true when they say you’re your own enemy. It is not enough that I know what my problem is, the hardest part is dealing with it. I even get anxious from the idea that I need to deal with my Anxiety. 😭

I’ve watched some videos, one of them was a video of Lisa Nichols’ interview with Steve Harvey. She talked of how she got back up from hitting rock bottom. This kind of inspiration should be just enough to get you up and going. It did but for a while. After some time you find yourself in the very same spot you were a few days ago.

One of the hardest things for me is Showing myself to the world. I always hide away. I hate rejection and this is why I end up not taking on anything that challenges me.

So everyone, be warned and ready to get more of these posts.💔 I saw how important it was for me to write, blogging has helped me in a lot of things I just had to force the words out of me even when it hurt to do so. I’ve missed everyone of you.

Does anyone of you have a similar problem? And how do you all deal with it?

Please share in the comments💜

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. 🌹V.O.L says:

    I can relate. Writing is a great source of frustration outlet for me 😊

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  2. Elizabeth says:

    I think it is an ongoing challenge to be dealing with personal things and still putting writing out there for the world. I don’t want to be publishing about the struggle and so I find less emotional things to write about. It might be a good time to check why you are putting out a blog and if you need to adjust your aims now and then to allow these times.

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  3. You’re definitely not alone in this. A lot of us start our blogs and writing as a very personal thing, which gets hard when you don’t think your personal is pretty enough for public consumption. When it gets hard, I tend to return to topics I care about, but aren’t intensely personal. Things I can talk about endlessly (natural hair) that don’t require so much of my emotional energy. And it is an energy that can be depleted. So you must recharge yourself before you can share it with others. Sometimes, that means taking a break altogether and not feeling guilty or apologetic about it.

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    1. Siphosetu says:

      I actually felt a lot better after writing about it. This is something I will definitely try out. 😊

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  4. daninmaya says:

    I never really stop writing. I made a promise to myself long ago. Whenever a word or a thought or a phrase comes to me, I must write it down. What I go through at times (like recently) is I don’t like what I write. I always see a reflection of what is going on in my life in what I write. Looking back I see whole periods when I wrote over and over about pain, about losing parts of myself – I used to be this, I used to be that, where did I go. who am I now. then I get fed up with all this crap. I can’t share that junk with the world. but finding and connecting to this blog world has been wonderful for me. creative people, new ideas, listening people, the great paradox – we are all so unique and yet all the same – human, spirit, connected. now I’m babbling. I don’t know how your invitation to share got me doing this

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    1. Siphosetu says:

      Im very happy you opened up. It makes me realise how a lot of people relate to my story. Thank you so much for sharing. 💜🌼 I think it is also true that you dont always have to be up for it, you just have to do it!

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  5. susiewilliamsonblog says:

    I love reading your blog. I think your words really speak to people. For me, I get writers block whenever I think about people reading my writing, worrying what people might think. It’s hard writing, putting yourself out there. The only advice I can give you is what I tell myself, don’t focus on the people reading it, just write what you want to write.

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    1. Siphosetu says:

      So much appreciated Susie. I think we should write, talk more about these things because you never know whom you might be helping and who will help you. You guys inspire me in a lot of ways. 💜🌼

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  6. When people read someone’s blog it’s because of who that person is and what they write. To me I think anxiety can be fueled by a concern of who you should be. Be exactly who you are. Blogging can be a great way to do that. Don’t apologize. I got bothered by the idea of following a schedule in posting. But then did what worked for me. Sometimes a bunch at once, followed by weeks of silence. It’s me. I’m random. And realizing that was part of who I am helped me write when I was up to it which may be 20 posts one day and no posts for a month. Follow what works for you.
    Try not to judge it. Just be yourself. and if that includes writers block and anxiety – that’s ok. Just keep trying for you.

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    1. Siphosetu says:

      20 posts one day and zero for a month sounds so like me! I really appreciate you sharing this and I can relate. 😊💕

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  7. ellie894 says:

    Yes! I struggle with writing and with life. One of the things I love about you is when you’re honest like this. I think – oh how very brave Sethu is. Back in February you wrote something that touched me and I found a piece of myself hidden in it. It inspired a short poem that I haven’t posted yet but every time I come across it, I think of you. I feel like my own writing has been such a mess lately and I haven’t posted regularly because I can’t quite get it altogether. And like you, it’s to do with life stuff. When it’s like that I still write but it’s by hand and just for me, trying to find my way. You are so young and have so much on your plate and I’m sure I only know some small part of the whole. When it gets like that…take one day at a time…and write…because there’s someone out there who feels just like you do and your words will remind them they’re not alone. You’re wonderful Sethu! Take care, suzanne ❤️

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    1. Siphosetu says:

      Your words inspire me Suzanne. You’re an amazing woman. Thank you💜

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  8. Thank you for sharing, putting yourself out there. The awareness, the self accepting part to oneself is the most important. Every one else is secondary. Moving through it.

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    1. Siphosetu says:

      Thanks Charlene 🙂

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