It wasn’t my idea, so I’m not going to pretend I can take credit for it (that goes to Charlie – see the video below) but I’ve decided that from now until July 10th I’m going to spend at least 30 minutes a day writing. Why? Well as I explained when I started this blog; for me, writing is a very therapeutic process. It helps me to get my thoughts into some sort of logical structure and makes it easier for me to see thoughts and feelings as what they are, as opposed to actual facts, and deal with them in the right way. This is something that’s a really key part of my treatment and a big step towards improving my mental health.
Another reason why I want to do this is because over the last few weeks, I think because I’ve been feeling generally in a better mood, I’ve started to become aware that I have done a lot of things in my life that I should be proud of. Things that I’ve every right to think back on and enjoy. This is another huge sign that my mental health is getting better and also will be a real resource for me to look back on when I’m having some of those bad days.
So, here’s the plan. I’ve printed out a calendar so that each day I can tick off when I’ve done my 30+ minutes of writing. This idea which, as I’ve said, I pinched from Charlie McDonnell, is that you create a chain of days that you don’t want to break. Hopefully this will give me the motivation to make a real go of this – we’ll have to see!
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