In the midst of my depression I relied on positive, upbeat music to lift my mood. There were many to choose from, but I noticed that many song lyrics are counterproductive with lyrics that reinforce negative patterns. So one day I decided to write a song for myself; to guide, remind and empower me to continue on this journey without giving up. Here it is.
Love is my heartsong, I will sing it loud and strong.
Love is my heartsong, listening to it all along.
On this journey of life, through goodness and strife,
guiding me with a loving light,
Love is MY heartsong, I will sing it loud and strong.
Forever singing as I move along.
Can you write a heartsong? It doesn’t have to rhyme, or be perfect. It just has to come from you, from your core.
Is writing a song for yourself too dorky? Or are you not creative enough? I know all the excuses. I’ve told myself enough excuses in three decades to recognizewhen I’m making one, but what does holding back really give us? My D.I.Y. therapy advice is to work past your fear and sing it loud, even if it’s with the doors and windows shut tight.
I share my D.I.Y. Therapy posts in the hope that my journey can help others find self-love and create a life free of depression. My advice is not a cure-all. I still have moments where I slip back into feelings of depression, but now can acknowledge my emotions and their cause as a way to find my way back to peace.
Read more of my journey out of depression and into balance with my D.I.Y. Therapy posts on this blog.
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