Trying Days

25 Aug

Today and yesterday have been trying days, where I’ve been over emotional and spent some time crying.  But instead of focusing on everything that went wrong those two days.  I’m going to list the positive things, in an attempt to re-frame things.  That still gives me the right to have the feelings I’ve had, I’m trying not to invalidate myself.

  • I brushed my teeth both days.
  • I did laundry both days.
  • Dropping the computer class freed some time up for counseling appointments, the class wasn’t necessary, and I’m already taking 3 classes.
  • I’ve set up two appointments with academic counselors to speak to about transferring.
  • With the help of 20 somethings friend I realized a common pattern as well as an insight that has me far less emotional.
  • I’ve been able to work on my smash journals before I get too bogged down by homework.
  • I didn’t eat the whole quart of ice cream just some of it.
  • I went for a walk yesterday.
  • My mom gave me some nice new sunglasses in place of the ones that were lost.
  • I feel like I’m doing the best I can right now, even if that is wavering moment to moment.
  • I filled out a DBT worksheet
  • I practiced skills yesterday too, but they didn’t bring as much relief.
  • I got some information that I might not have too big of a problem with the number of units (still getting conflicting answers though)
  • 20 somethings friend is trying to be supportive in his own ways and I’m trying to recognize that, appreciate it, and not demand it be done in a different way

11 Responses to “Trying Days”

  1. Li August 25, 2015 at 9:17 PM #

    Well done re-framing! I should try that more often. Hugs ♥️

  2. Li August 25, 2015 at 9:30 PM #

    Thanks for the post. Inspired me to try refraiming

  3. La Quemada August 25, 2015 at 10:13 PM #

    Plus writing this post in a positive tone is another accomplishment you could add to your list. Good for you, especially the part of “doing as well as I can at the moment.” It’s so vital that we recognize that it’s hard to do everything when we have a mental illness, and it’s okay to cut back a little.

    • mm172001 August 28, 2015 at 11:47 AM #

      I should have added that to the list

  4. kerrilwilliams August 26, 2015 at 10:40 AM #

    Very good idea, well done!

  5. Andi August 27, 2015 at 12:37 PM #

    Excellent list.

  6. manyofus1980 August 27, 2015 at 2:55 PM #

    Well done on all the positives. XX

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