The importance of success, however small.

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There's a saying somewhere that "nothing succeeds like success" and I think nowhere is that more relevant than in the realms of Mental Health, specifically Depression. When I'm depressed I see myself as a failure, and not worth anything. So it's good to concentrate on even small achievements - and sometimes getting through a day without breaking down is an achievement. Today i succeeded in making hot cross buns - and Boy! Did it make me feel good! Has anyone else got an achievement they'd like to share?

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    Hi Pixie, You are so right! We are so quick to see our failures, but need to embrace the glass half full, not empty! I have been a bit reluctant to go out incase I see anyone I know (mad, but true), but today I did a full food shop and went to M & S in town. Sounds so daft but was a good day for me. Well done for your hot cross buns....think I might make a curry tonight!! xx
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    Hi Pixie

    When I was dperessed I used to feel  good if I could write a poem about it, or indeed about anything,, so much so that eventually I gopt a book published; now that did make me feel good.

    Keep posting


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      Hi Lizzie! Thanks for the post. That sounds like a great success, it's no wonder it made you feel good! I used to write poems too, and found it helped to stop the thoughts rattling round in my head. Now I send my photos to the local newspaper and sometimes they are published. Last year I did an interesting course on expressing yourself in words and images, called "The Human Camera". It all helps to keep us balanced and well.


      Pixie xx

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