The Benefits of an Anxiety Blog

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Blogging is quite popular these days.  It seems that everyone is blogging about every topic imaginable.  Blogs are public journals that let you express yourself.  You can actually keep your blog private if you want or by invitation only.  No matter how your blog, though, if you have anxiety then an anxiety blog may just be the therapy you need to help you once and for all.

Blogging as a Treatment

An anxiety blog makes for a wonderful treatment.  It is a way for you to get all your feelings out and written down.  You can look back on it later and see what you were going through that caused your anxiety.  You may even be able to find some triggers that you never recognized before.

Additionally, blogging allows you to share with others what it is like to live with anxiety.  Someone out there may be going through the same thing yet they are undiagnosed and simply left suffering, but through reading your blog they discover what is wrong and get treatment.

You never know what impact your blog may have on others, but you will surely see the way it helps you.

Why Blogging Helps

Blogging works because it lets you be honest and in control.  You can write whatever you want.  You can write a sentence or a whole page.  You also can share it with others or keep it to yourself.  It is a personal thing that allows you to be honest and open about what you feel and what is going on.

Your therapist may even suggest using a blog if you have problems opening up in therapy.  Your therapist may be able to use your blog to help you better.

You will probably release a lot of tense and stress just through writing about what is going on.  Unlike having to explain to another person, you do not have to choose words carefully or fear being misunderstood.  You can just be who you are.  It is a really honest way of working out your anxiety issues.

Starting your Anxiety Blog

Getting started with an anxiety blog is not difficult.  There are many options online for free where you can blog.  You can go to popular sites like Myspace  or Blogger where you can write whatever you want and keep it private or public.  You can also choose one of the many blogging sites that allow you complete control over your own blog.
It is actually fun to set up your blog. You get to create the look and style of the blog.  Everything from colours to the font type is customizable in most blogs.  Just setting up your blog can be a great stress reliever.

Once you have it set up all you do is log in whenever you want to write in it.  You can blog every day, every week, or even multiple times in one day.  It is all up to you.  You are in control and you decide what you blog about and when you blog.

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10 Comments

  1. womanofwisdom
    Posted March 4, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi liked your site. I have found that blogging about depression is the best thing I did. It helped my progress and its great fun. Once I admited to it in public things started to shift.

  2. LemonLady
    Posted May 11, 2009 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    This was really interesting for me to read because I just started my own blog chronicling my journey with anxiety and depression. You can read it here if you’d like http://www.freshlysqueezedlemons.blogspot.com/

    It helps to get outside, unbiased feedback from people whose faces I never have to see. It strips away the embarrassment, the shame, and the guilt associated with anxiety and depression and helps me find an outlet for me feelings. It truly is a great idea!

  3. Paul
    Posted June 10, 2009 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    What you said is all true. Although I would not say that I’m cured of anxiety and depression blogging has helped to cope with my condition and to help other in the process.

    Paul
    Anxietyguru.net

  4. Anxiety
    Posted June 18, 2009 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Many people get stuck at a certain level, where they feel they have come so far, but can’t quite break through to where they want to be. This happened to me, I felt able to do things a lot easier and my anxiety and come down to a manageable level, but I seemed unable to move any further forward. Being me I was never happy with this, I wanted to move towards feeling totally free, to move to another level. Blogging is indeed a nice way to control your anxiety :) I’m doing it aswell.

  5. anxiety remedy
    Posted July 24, 2009 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    Blogging helps us learn many things. We get to know different ideologies, methods of curing anxiety.

    Some natural anxiety remedies to look into are St.John’s Wort, SAMe, L-Theanine, and Tryptophan. There’s also cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and programs like Panic Away and The Linden Method, to name a few. Hope this helps!

  6. Simon Carver
    Posted July 27, 2009 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    I didnt know if I was anxious or depressed, till I learned that its OK (normal?) to have a bit if both. I tried loads of meds but I’m trying the serenity programme now http://www.serene.me.uk which is mostly for anxiety but it’s great and Im making progress now, maybe I was just ready to really acknowledge where I am up to?
    Simon

  7. Drew
    Posted September 4, 2009 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for this. Love your site! :) x

  8. lamictaldepression
    Posted March 29, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Most people suffering from bouts of depression, anxiety and general mood disorders that greatly affect their quality of life don’t even know that they have non-prescription options to treat their depression effectively.

    Instead, most people will either “bite the bullet” through the rough times, or they will seek the advice of a professional such as a phychiatrist or psychologist, and perhaps go through counseling, or be put on a prescription antidepressant such as Zoloft or Prozac. Did you know that antidepressants are currently the third leading classification of prescription drugs by overall revenue and profitability?

  9. Frances
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    I agree with what lamictaldepression has said . There are things that we simply cannot do by ourselves. I also agree that we should give counselling a try. People like them can understand us and could possibly present a solution to our needs. :)

  10. Mirajane
    Posted January 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Great post!
    I agree with you, there are so many benefits of creating and continuing an anxiety blog. It’s a great way to ventilate one’s anxiety and getting support from other netizens at the same time.

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