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I’m feeling better today, much more like myself, I can tell today will be a good day. I saw my counselor today, which always makes me feel better.
She helps me to see things in a different perspective. It’s also great having someone to talk to that understands. She’s also really cool; down to earth and easygoing. Not like any other counselor I’ve ever seen.
It’s so important – no, necessary – to find a counselor you’re compatible with. It can be hard to do, and sometimes you have to go through a few until you find the right one, but it is possible.
I actually found her online, using one of the websites that helps you find just the right person. I’m so thankful that I found her. I got very lucky.
Another reason today will be a good day is because I’ve decided I want it to be. Once I get into a better frame of mind, it’s easier to be more self-aware, and easier to focus my mind on positive thoughts.
I set reminders for myself on my phone to help me remember to think positive. Creating this new habit has really helped a lot. I have way less bad days now than I ever used to.
I’m in a good mood, I’m getting things taken care of, and I’m so glad the weekend is about to begin!
Now if I could just do something about this weather…
Sometimes it’s hard going from good days to bad days. It can be an exhausting experience. But the more I learn to become aware of my thoughts, the more good days I have.
Even on good days, there may be a brief moment of anxiety thrown in. But I’m learning how to get past it.
Things to remember to have more good days –
There are a few exercises that are helpful in learning how to retrain your thoughts. It takes a little bit of time, but it definitely helps.
- Be Mindful – Start paying attention to your words and thoughts. If you catch yourself saying or thinking something negative – stop, and replace it with positivity. (I know, it sounds crazy, but it works)
- Make Goals – Get yourself a day planner or a calendar, and make daily, weekly and monthly goals for yourself. Start off small, and work your way up from there. Make sure they are realistic and attainable, or you’ll fall into the disappointment trap when you’re unable to reach them.
- Set Reminder Alarms – I set alarms when learning something new, to help me remember it (ADD causes you to forget like, everything). I start by setting them for every hour, until I eventually start doing it automatically.
- Go Easy On Yourself – Don’t beat yourself up if you slip up, don’t make a goal, or forget something. We’re all human, and everyone has moments, not just us. It’s easy to learn something, but much harder to unlearn it. These things take time, but you will get there.
Just remember to be good to yourself. It took me a long time to learn how. I learned that I actually NEED to take care of myself, and sometimes that means that I need to do things for ME, not just for everyone else.
If you take care of yourself, you can better take care of others. If you neglect yourself, you can’t take care of others…and usually not yourself either.
There are also some great affirmations for us peeps with anxiety and depression to help with positive thinking.
I think one of the best and most important affirmations you should tell yourself daily is, “I love myself unconditionally”. Think about those words. Look in the mirror, and tell yourself this every morning.
Now, if I can just remember to take my own advice….
I’ll set an alarm to remind myself to listen to myself more. Ahaha.
I found this really cool wall quote art (is that what it’s called?) that I am going to hang in my bedroom to help me with all of this “positive thinking” and “loving myself”.
Check it out –
There are some other really good ones too, but I chose this one ’cause I think it suits me. And on my good days, I do believe I’m crazy enough to change the world.
And today will be a good day.
I hope all of you are having a good day today. How do you feel on your good days? I’d love to hear from you! I need people to talk to that can relate to me too, you know.
And if you happen to be having a bad day, maybe this mushy positivity stuff will help to cheer you up. The good days are ALWAYS better than the bad days.
“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton
P.S. – If you’re looking to find more info on help with anxiety online, I put some resources together to make it easy to find some good ones, without having to sift through tons of results.
Nobody wants to have to do that. Ugh.