I need to gather evidence that I am doing better, rather than focusing on all the ways I am feeling worse.
Negative voice: I am doing worse and I do everything wrong.
Positive response: No, I’m doing better little by little and here is some evidence:
+Set your goals really small
+People often give up hope feeling too overwhelmed.
+Each week identify what would be the tiniest-absolutely smallest piece of evidence that you are doing better.
The smallest tiniest piece of evidence that I am doing better is:
+ I stopped my negative tape in my head once.
+That I read and completed a small section of the Depressed Anonymous Workbook, answering four questions.
+ That I was able to go out and walk though I didn’t want to this week.
+Called a friend in the recovery program.
+Began to read the first couple of paragraphs from our Big Book Depressed Anonymous and made a commitment to read a few paragraphs each day.
Please add a few more of your own small pieces of positive changes that you made happen this past week.
Just by reading this BLOG you are taking a tiny step in your recovery.