Every night, thank yourself for doing something healthy or positive that you did that day.
When my friend first suggested this to me, I immediately started thinking "What in hell would I thank myself for?" From her examples, and a little but more of my own soul searching, I realized that they don't need to be huge things. Just one small thing every day is more than enough.
Looking back on the past few days, here are some things that I thank myself for:
- Thank you for getting up and going to the psychiatrist. I really needed that appointment to get help with the problems my insurance company is giving me about increasing my Lexapro dosage.
- Thank you for eating three meals a day. It's nice to not have to be hungry all throughout the work day.
- Thank you for taking the time to dress up. I got lots of nice compliments and I felt better about myself during the day.
- Thank you for opening up to my friend today. It got things off my chest, let them know what has been going on with me and meant that I got hugs. Hugs always make me feel good.