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Posted in Inspirational Stories, tagged arrange, art, artist, clean, clean room, creative, fix, happiness, happy, happy artist, Health, mental-health, Mother, organize, Sadness, walk, walking, write, writer, writing on April 22, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
No matter how trendy, deep, or powerful sadness is, I’ve always kept it out of my creative life. Unlike other artists who thrive under near-death depression or achieve cathartic release by ranting, I experience paralysis. I can’t write. I can’t think. I can only get creative when I am in a state of happiness–a condition that ranges from euphoria to peaceful contentment.
Now that I work as a writer, it has become more important to maintain my positive state of mind. That is why I’ve come up with three quick fixes to any bad mood:
1. Happy writing
As I said in I am a happy artist, writing about happy things gets me through sadness. It lets me shift my attention to something more positive, reminds me of all the good things I have in life, and eventually helps me to recover.
Posted in Inspirational Stories, Life Tips and Reflections, Writing Posts, tagged Arts, confessions of a diary fanatic, diary, diary malady, express, expression, growing up, honest, Honesty, identity, Jessica Zafra, life, maturity, New Journalism, Philippine Daily Inquirer, reflection, repress, repression, self, shy, Shyness, vanity, write, writer, Writers Resources, writing on April 15, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Honesty has become an integral part of my identity and my writing journey, but I realized that being honest about what I feel for other people is something that I have yet to learn.
As you can see through my blog, I am not a fan of privacy. When it comes to my thoughts and feelings about my life, I can be as honest as hell, but when it comes to my thoughts and feelings about people, I often use euphemisms, evasion tactics, and I even resort to downright silence.
I am more bold when it comes to challenging other people’s beliefs, but I am mum when I need to tell them that I they hurt me, or simply irritated me.
Being honest doesn’t mean that I want to become red-faced-banshee-screaming honest. I’d rather be cool and collected, but I need to face painful issues that arise in my relationships.
Now that I’m writing a lot of descriptions, sometimes I get stuck. I look at something, and I’m like, What kind of vocabulary do I need in order to describe this? At that moment, I’d wish for some sort of reference that I could leaf through like a dictionary, but instead of words, it has description pegs from literature. As in if you look up house, you’ll get a list of how writers like J.K. Rowling, to Edgar Allan Poe, etc. described different houses. Then, you can use them as your guide to create your own.