Probably close to 10-12 years ago, I stumbled upon this self-help website.
God, I hate that phrase. “Self-help.” It sounds so desperate. Makes me think of this scene in Sex & the City.
Anyway, this site was a 90 day (?) free online course on turning your life around. I was deeply depressed & broke & lonely. So I did it. I got a lot out of it & there are some tactics I still use to this day. 🙂 Honestly, I was thinking about thumbing through it again if I can find it.
One of the tasks they have you complete daily is to rate how you’re feeling on a scale of 1 to 10. It sounds tedious, sure, but this had helped me out the most. Seeing my day to day numbers change & slowly increase (overall 😉 ) was very encouraging. So on day 38 or whatever, I could look back & be like, “No, I am making progress.”
They had me rate in ALL areas of my life which at the time felt very overwhelming. Now, I just do a general once over. How am I feeling today? Some days I feel like an 11. Other days, I’m barely a 1. But I still push myself forward & aim to be a little stronger the next day.
Challenge: Try it out for a week & see what happens. It’ll make you more aware of your overall mood & energy. But, you know, in a good way. 😉