For the past couple of days, I’ve been writing down good things that have happened to me that day. This is something the hypnotherapist told me to do when I saw her on Wednesday. She said that writing only the good things down will help me realise how far I’ve come and that every day isn’t exactly the same, no matter how much it feels like it is.
When I first started writing, it was really difficult to know what to put. I found it hard to think of only the good things that had happened, not the bad things. It was also tricky to remember what I’d done that day and most things seemed insignificant. Then I realised some good things did actually happen. I had finished one of the sections in my chemistry textbook and I had written my cousin’s birthday card. Normally, I don’t write birthday cards, I get my mum or my brother to. I never know what to write and I get scared. I was really pleased I did that, even though it’s something that would seem really insignificant to anyone else.
Once I had got my head around the fact that it was something good that had happened to me, something that was significant to me, it was so much easier to write. I was no longer thinking “But anyone can do that”. I was now thinking “I’ve always found that hard, but I did it” and “I’m really pleased I managed to do that”. It’s all about perspective.