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My depression has suddenly gotten worse over the past few days. I still haven't figured out why, and I'm starting to feel like maybe the new meds aren't working. Still, I've had more "good days" than I've had before starting it, so I'm trying to focus on the fact that there's a somewhat high chance it could be doing something. But I can't say it's easy to focus on anything when my head is an empty fuzzy mess. (I'm honestly surprised that I could get myself to write this.)

Anyway, I've been trying to get back into doing the Booster Buddy app, and it suggested that I write down a list of "anti-depression activities."  I just finished copying the list onto paper, but I think I'll write it here as well. My office is a mess, and paper can go missing very easily. I might come back and edit this to cross things off or put little marks next to them showing I did them.
  • Self care (shower, brush teeth, wash face, etc.)
  • Eat three meals, however small 
  • Sleep for 6-8 hours
  • Relax for 10 minutes
  • Accomplish one small task a day
  • Social contact (enough but not too much) x
  • Pleasure activities/hobbies x
  • Do something nice for yourself x
  • Do something nice for someone else
  • Replace negative thoughts with helpful thoughts
It's a long list that seems overwhelming at first, but the point is to look at what you have accomplished, even if you've only done one or two of these things a day... or every few days. Trying to remind myself that.


Dec. 22, 2016 - Thursday

  • Self care (shower, brush teeth, wash face, ate veggies)
  • Eat three meals, however small (not sure if what I ate counts as three meals but okay)
  • Sleep for 6-8 hours
  • Relax for 10 minutes (mindfulness exercise)
  • Accomplish one small task a day (made this list and got myself some food)
  • Social contact (talked online to a few people, talked to [livejournal.com profile] woofelss
  • Pleasure activities/hobbies (played games with [livejournal.com profile] woofelss , sang in the shower)
  • Do something nice for yourself (ate cookies)
  • Do something nice for someone else
  • Replace negative thoughts with helpful thoughts

Dec. 23, 2016 - Friday

  • Self care (shower, wash face, brush teeth)
  • Eat three meals, however small 
  • Sleep for 6-8 hours
  • Relax for 10 minutes
  • Accomplish one small task a day
  • Social contact 
  • Pleasure activities/hobbies 
  • Do something nice for yourself 
  • Do something nice for someone else
  • Replace negative thoughts with helpful thoughts

Dec. 24, 2016 - Saturday

  • Self care (shower, brush teeth, wash face)
  • Eat three meals, however small 
  • Sleep for 6-8 hours
  • Relax for 10 minutes (in bed after waking up)
  • Accomplish one small task a day (fed cats and kept them from stealing each others food)
  • Social contact (Spent the day with [livejournal.com profile] woofelss  and the night doing a Steam version of secret Santa with people online)
  • Pleasure activities/hobbies (spent time with cats, played new game, ate at Chilli's, etc.)
  • Do something nice for yourself (bought myself Subnautica)
  • Do something nice for someone else (bought Quinn three games for secret Santa and gave [livejournal.com profile] woofelss  a gift)
  • Replace negative thoughts with helpful thoughts
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