Sometimes, it is about the small victories and successes. For people with mental health issues, seeing these successes is not easy. And I include myself there.
I once read that we should make our beds in the morning. It sets the pace for the day; a day that starts with a small success and a small accomplishment.
Counting those small successes (I repeat myself) is hard. Because we are not wired to see them as such. We never learned that taking a shower when we don’t feel like it is success. An accomplishment has to be something big, or it was not worth it at all.
Ah… It’s easy for me to say those things, right? But let me tell you one thing: I only made my bed once this year. Yeah, this year. I will make an effort to look on the bright side more often.