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Writers Depression

Updated on June 23, 2015

Not Writers Block.

It is depression in the most obscure way. Its not that noticeable, unless you are a writer. What hits most people as just being bored is depressing for a writer. For most of us writing is an outlet. Especially when we are bored! It doesn't mean you've run out of ideas or just can't think of anything to continue your next sentence. It goes much deeper than that.

We all have lives that are chocked full of everyday responsibilities, jobs, families, debt, love life, etc. Numerous other things that occasionally get in the way of our creative juices. The problem is not that your blocked. You can come up with all kind of ideas. It's your life! Did you ever notice that you'll be going along just fine and then something that you've read or written about will stir some deep memory that had been hidden deep down until now. It doesn't even have to be a sad memory but it depresses you somehow anyway. Sometimes our lives get in the way in this form. Mistaken, a lot of the time, for writers block.

But what most people don't get is that it feels really bad. Like depression, it can make you feel pain, feeling sorry for yourself, no appetite, no desire for hygiene. Have you been there?

It can make you feel like you are all alone, literally, no pun intended. It is a very worthless feeling.

There is Hope

Fortunately there are some ways you can dig your self out of the rubble of this writers depression. But you have to be willing to lift your weak little finger to try a few things. After all, it's not as bad as it feels.

First of all, because the onset of this depression sometimes happens while your in the process of creating, the first thing you might be tempted to do is crumple it up and throw it away or shred it. Don't. Just put it aside for the time being. It could be useful to you later when you've gotten passed this.

Feed your Brain

Second of all, your brain is where all of your wonderful ideas come from. But when you fall prey to this depression the desire to eat sometimes passes by you so you've got to charge your brain again. To do this does not mean that you should arbitrarily eat junk food. Quite the contrary. You need brain food snacks. Protein, calcium, iron rich snacks that you can munch while your working and brainstorming those glorious ideas of yours.

These pictures suggest whole prepared meals but they don't have to be, sandwiches, chicken strips or nuggets maybe with a side of ketchup, a boiled egg or two, fish sticks or fish sandwich, salmon is good if you can work that. Walnuts are particularly good for you, and of course lets not forget our veggies. All of these things contribute highly to the proper function of your precious imagination factory that is your brain.

Not coffee this Time.

While your are recouping and getting back into your swing of things it would be a good idea not to rely so heavily on your java intake. Green tea is better for this particular condition.

Now, I know that it has caffeine like coffee, but it also has other things like antioxidants that happen to be great for your brain as well as the rest of your body. It also, unless it says otherwise, has ginger root or ginseng which is good for your memory. It can be very stimulating. In most cases, just a couple of days of the green tea will make you feel better and more energetic. But for bedtime you want to try some chamomile tea with some lime to be able to wind down. Because sleep is just as important.

Light at the end of the Tunnel.

All of these things are designed to naturally help you think better. You must think well of yourself to have some self-worth. Not because someone bolstered you up. Food makes your brain work properly so , therefore, you must eat. Good feelings and comfort are important for our feeling of well-being. It is not selfish to want to be happy or feel good about yourself and yet that is the very thing we are taught is to put other people before ourselves. Nevertheless, we must not neglect ourselves or our talents. That would truly deprive everyone who reads our work.


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