Day 1: So I’m trying this new thing I’d seen floating round my many social networking apps! 100 Happy Days. The idea is to post a photo of something that makes you happy, everyday, for 100 days straight!
This might not seem like a big thing, just a silly fad. But here’s the trick. I suffer from depression, and have done for a very long time. It comes in waves, sometimes I’m the happiest person in the world and other times I just want to run away and leave everything and everyone behind me. This is a pretty basic and reader friendly way of describing 14 years worth of depression fuelled mood swings I know!!
Anyway! One of the things I do to help keep myself in line is keep a ‘thought diary’. I try to do this everyday but I find that I usually only end up writing in it when I’m coming out of a ‘dip’ so it’s not really that useful a tool! Then I saw this!! 100 days straight of looking at the smaller things that make me happy. Not focusing on the negative, just the positive.
Today is Day 1, and it’s been a bad day!! So bad that it’s just been a blur of anger and headaches. I’m supposed to be working on a research project, but instead I decided to take a little time out and watch and old episode of one of my favourite TV shows. Grey’s Anatomy (I really do love it!!) and I realised this is it. This is my thing today that’s making me happy. It’s rubbish I know but it’s helping with my stress load so here it is! Season 3 Grey’s Anatomy episode is making me happy today :)