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Depression and anxiety has affected this blog

Depression and anxiety has affected this blog. Yes, depression and anxiety are the subject of many of my blog posts. I’m a strong believer that we need to be more vocal about mental health in order to combat the stigma.

Having depression and anxiety also means that it will affect the projects and friendships that you love. Having depression and anxiety is a whole lot of apologizing to your friends and your blog followers for having disappeared on them for a few weeks because you weren’t okay. I used to write 2 blog post a day until the summer holidays. I now struggle to write blog post every single day, because I’m not doing okay. Sometimes you need to retreat and have time to yourself. Your struggle is valid.

Depression and anxiety has affected this blog. Living with depression and anxiety is challenging. I am struggling with my mental health, with numerous issues arising in my personal and work life. I have been having nightmares every single night again. Knowing myself, I will eventually share every detail with you, but for now, I just don’t have the strength or the clarity of mind to put it all down in writing.

I didn’t choose to have depression. The last thing I want to do is disappear, then feel so much shame about it that it stretches out into a full-blown ghosting of my friends and my blog. This is why I am being open about it now.

If you see that my blog was posted later during the day than usual or that I skipped a day, know that you are all still in my heart and that I will be back soon.

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  1. Take time that you need. I know I have needed to retreat this year, but because I did have blog posts in advance, it never seemed I was away until at one point, I cancelled my scheduled posts for a while.
    With how I have been and what ever lies in the future this year, I don’t know if another break will be required unexpectedly. But I plan to have a longer break away possibly at the end of the year.

  2. Thank you for being vulnerable. Do what you need to for yourself. I, too struggle with anxiety and depression. For the longest, I’ve been ashamed and thought it was best to keep it to myself and worried about burdening other people with my problems. But the social isolation made it worse and I had ghosted my friends. Now I talk to them more often and am ready to briefly share what I’m dealing with.

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