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Something I’m doing that’s actually working(!): EFT

Close up on top of SIngin' in the Rain poster, featuring paintings of Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor in yellow raincoats, carrying umbrellas. At the top it says "What a glorious feeling"

I was always dysthymic growing up. Then, in 1999, when I was 20, I really fell into an abyss and was diagnosed with clinical depression. Since then, I’ve had all kinds of therapy.

I’ve seen psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, life coaches, and NLP practitioners and done everything from hypnosis to CBT to dredging up sad memories and crying a lot. (A lot.) I’ve also tried herbs, relaxation, dietary changes, nine different anti-depressants, and acupuncture, among other things.

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How I finally stopped worrying about writing every day and found a writing routine that works

Close-up of calendar with "write something. anything" in red on the 7th of the month (in the upper right hand side). One thing you see a lot in writing advice is an emphasis on writing every day. Fifteen minutes, half an hour, get up early, go to bed late, whatever it takes. Stephen King does itJerry Seinfeld does it. Ray Bradbury insisted on it. These are people worth emulating. So I tried.

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