Checking in – day 1


I have been having cognitive behavioural therapy, and my homework this week is to check in with myself each morning, and ask myself 2 questions – how am I feeling (on a scale of 1-10) and what do I need.

So – how am I feeling?  7/10 seems about right – I am tired and a bit headache-y, but emotionally I feel OK

What do I need?  A fairly gentle day – I’m meeting a friend for coffee and a chat, and then I am coming home for a quiet afternoon.

I am also supposed to be making baby steps towards a healthier lifestyle – one part of this is to eat breakfast each day, and I have succeeded in that today – porridge and brown sugar – yum.  I am also supposed to do 10 squats a day, and when I press post on this, I am going to stand up and do them.  So that is two victories today – two positive things!!  And I remembered them, which is a third.


About sdtgcraftygenius

I'm in my late forties, mum of three teenage boys, living near Glasgow. I've been a nurse, studied politics and music at university, and now I am a stay-at-home mother. I've suffered from depression for many years (only recently diagnosed), and take antidepressants daily to keep me on a manageable level.

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