Gathering evidence that I am doing better

Originally published January 25, 2019. Some formatting changes.

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.

2 thoughts on “Gathering evidence that I am doing better”

  1. I put on “grown up clothes” instead of pajamas all day more than one day this week.

    I actually threw the ball with our dog instead of telling her to go away when she brought it to me.

    I made efforts to connect with a friend this week and not be negative during the conversation.

    1. These small goals seem small but in reality they are small motivators to keep pushing through the depression wall. After a week of stating your goals, reflect on which goals you would like to keep doing on a daily basis? You will have a lot of potential material to work with. Thank you for sharing your efforts and your words are motivators for the rest of us.
      PS I liked your Blog–so creative and easy to look at and use.
      Hugh

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