Well Self

There’s a lot Well Self can do while she’s well, to support Unwell Self the next time she shows up.

Things I Love

It took me a long time to realise what “Choose love” actually meant. I thought it was something spiritual, esoteric. I eventually realised it’s quite literal – what do you love? Things, people, animals, plants, experiences, food, words, memories, anything … So I made a list. It makes me happy every time I read it. …

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Love yourself

I just read Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, by Kamal Ravikant – short eBook, currently $2.99, plus audio version $2.99; free summary by James Clear – I liked it! The basic premise is to just repeat “I love myself” over and over in your head, even if you don’t believe it, and breathe out …

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There are always a million things I could be grateful for. My happiness depends on me noticing them.Bookmark0


Choose your support wisely

To find the courage to reach out for help, and then NOT get it, is agonizing. Most people don’t know how to help – and often don’t even understand that you’re wanting help! You need to consider ahead of time who can support you in the ways you need, and write their names down! You …

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How to change negative beliefs

OK, so you’ve worked out what your faulty thinking is … but no matter what you do, it still keeps showing up, and affecting your life in negative ways? Yeah, me too, for many years. Just knowing about it isn’t always enough. So along the way I’ve tested a zillion tools to change beliefs, most …

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Work out what’s wrong

Sometimes, depression is just depression. Other times, there’s something going on. I usually have no idea which is which, and when it IS something actually going on, I have no idea what that is. I seem to be very good at hiding that from myself. So here’s a method I’ve come up with for helping …

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Make friends with your body

The best advice I got was from Dain Heer, who said to keep a gratitude journal for my body. At first I couldn’t think of a single thing to put in it, and then I realised I liked that my hands could DO things, so I put “my hands”. And that my legs could walk …

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Make a depression kit

Idea for my sometimes-depressed friends (including myself): We need to make a kit for those times we go down that slippery slope, containing: a) photos of ourselves in outfits we look good in, so we can choose what to wear (cos I can’t for the life of me work out what looks OK when I’m …

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Make an emergency tidying plan

have an emergency tidying plan, for when it’s overwhelming you. For me, that might be sweeping everything off my desk into a big box and putting it under the desk. I know I’d have to pre-plan where I’d find a box too!! And note that even this may not be doable, it depends how far …

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