I started this year with an idea to keep a journal / daily blog post of positive things achieved that I could look back on in lower times. After a major drop in mood I stopped blogging and came off online generally but have started to reemerge again. I have continued to keep a journal and will report back from time to time. At the end of each day I choose a symbol for :
Glass full day
Half full glass day
Spillt water day
Smashed glass day.
Yesterday, Sunday 19th February was the 50th journal record in a go consecutively. I have recorded points everyday and the overall sub totals to date are:
Whole glass ( 35 ); Half glass ( 10 ); Spillt ( 4 ) and Smashed ( 1 )
I am very encouraged this and I know there will continue to be negative slots in my mood. The exercise of seeking out and recording the positives though generally has led to a much better mindset. Every fortnight I take my journal along to my depression support group and others can look at my examples if they wish to.
I wasn’t sure about the idea but it’s a strategy that I would now recommend to others to consider.