A while back I explained how I was using this phrase, or mantra, or confession:
Today’s going to be a good day, whether it is or not.
Over the past few weeks I’ve shortened that to:
Today is a good day.
Maybe it’s the former Charismatic in me talking, but I think that what I’m saying is working.
Let me clarify what I mean by ‘a good day’:
- One in which I didn’t have a panic attack or other mental health breakdown, or if I did, it wasn’t too bad.
- One in where I was able to ‘get in the flow’ and stay there for at least part of the day.
Neither of these are exciting things that make me gush with happiness, but that’s the point: to set the bar low, and anything above that low bar means I had a good day.
Maybe I’m being overoptimistic here, but it seems like this has helped me have more ‘good days’ than not. Give it a shot yourself for a few weeks and let me know if it helps you.