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I am proud of myself for taking a zopiclone last night and not drinking, even though I was feeling upset.

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complex-lemon

Today was a good day.

A friend of mine has been incredibly unwell for arounds three or four years, basically house bound because of his anxieities and panics.

I don't live near him, but today went along to a mental health workshop with him in his area.

They had a juggling and plate spinning class at a centre.

He was actually chatting away quite merrily once again, which I actually was unbelievably concerned for his sake that he would never ever do again, so I was so chuffed for him that he took such a massive risk for him, which I feel will reap fantastic benefits once again for him in the long term.

It was greatly important for me to see him back on the recovery road as he was a total rock for myself a few years ago when my life was so incredibly tough.

Nice for me too.

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Lily-Bee

Lemon how lovely to hear and what a good friend you are!

I was brave and made an appointment with the dentist :)

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complex-lemon

Thank you Lily.

He is a friend who I can chat about everything and anything with, so was a good evening,yes.

Hope you yourself are well.

Take care and have nice day.

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lonelyheartemma

Maybe everyone will think this is a bad thing but the result of it was good.

I was in some public toilets at a station and I was trying to put the wrong money in because I'd assumed it was the same price as the public toilets at a different station. The attendant came up and shouted "GO THROUGH! GO THROUGH! GO THROUGH!" and I said quite quietly and gently "no need to shout."

I was really appalled I'd said that and was scared of leaving the toilets and when I did I had trouble getting through the barrier because again it was different. The attendant came up and quietly said "There's a button down there, you have to press it." I said thank you, she said you're welcome and we smiled at each other.

I hope I didn't scare her or anything. I honestly did speak quietly. But I was really glad to have the chance to show her that I wasn't a completely rude person all the time and it made me feel so happy to hear someone speaking nicely to me and not shouting.

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artemis84

I came home from work, got changed and went straight back out for a run. Did 4km - not far by any means but the furthest I have done in a long time. (In fact I have only run once in the past couple of months at all!) Feel like I have done quite well today :)

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SereiaRoxa

I love this thread and hope we can kick it up again!

And Yay! for sobriety and making changes and doing difficult things.

I am proud of myself for not throwing a tantrum each night when my partner sleeps in the other room. Even though it's difficult, I'm using my skills and my resources and behaving like a grown ass woman rather than crying and sobbing and begging him to give me the affection I hunger for.

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guapabonita

realised today that i procrastinate too much, and need to stop it.

watched some old episodes of star trek, that i thought were crap before, but now enjoy.

realised that people can read my thoughts, and they use this against me, and it's time for find out what rays i put out, since nobody else has that.

started my online business, and going into consulting. i am writing some booklets, which i intend to sell on various topics.

had a nice nap in the afternoon.

made some porridge.

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guapabonita

i got a job interview today.

and made some good blog posts for my business.

and realised that what i think of me is most important. i don't care if people don't care for me, or "don't think i'm worthwhile" and because of this wish to psychically read me...i'd bet in daily life, i outdo them on many fronts, so meh...i'm not bothered. and it's perfectly normal not to care if others don't care for me and wish to "read my soul/thoughts" to undermine me/hurt me. i doubt any psychologist would say different..... part of life is knowing friends, allies, enemies, and foes, so i'm all good...:D

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burning wing

Wow, everyone here has been fighting so hard for each small bit of their life that it makes me feel proud of mankind that even through mental health troubles and the such people can go and achieve something. It's so great:)

As for me, I got A+ for my term paper at university this week. ;)

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Kitsune

Yesterday I completed the Pretty Muddy (a 5k mud and obstacle run for cancer research) with my friends/ the cast of the play we are doing at the weekend. I lost the sole off my shoe halfway round and there were some tears from my friend as she remembered her grandma who passed away from cancer this year but we all made it and had a lot of fun and raised over £200 for cancer research.

I'm aching today but bf says he's proud of me for cleaning the bathroom regardless, especially as i worry about not being domesticated enough.

 

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Data

Yesterday I vacuumed out my car and I identified the source of the smell - it is my hiking boots!  I've cleaned them and they are drying outside at the moment.

Today I lead a group of 18 people on a 5.5 mile walk through the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge area.  We had to walk through a field of tall crops, passed two horses on a narrow path, and walked next to the River Severn. Most of us stopped off at a charity-run restaurant where one of the members bought me a cup of tea, it was so refreshing.

Yesterday work was challenging and I coped with it well; I tried my best to focus despite my anxiety and was productive and I also interacted well with 3 directors who called me into a meeting.

 

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Kitsune

Well done Data : )

Yesterday and today were the shows which the drama group I, boyfriend and another friend set up were performing. We completed the Pretty Muddy together as a team the week before and went over our target of £200, we were donated a whopping £430 from a group who came to one of our shows which is going to Cancer Research and £1.50 from each ticket sale is going to Cancer Research, plus one of the cast's workplaces want to also donated about £500 maybe so we will have raised loads of money for a good cause.

It's been tiring and stressful and lovely having everyone over to rehearse and to perform as a group in a professional setting (the theatre me and bf work at so it was a real risk if it fell flat!) and i feel a real mix of relief and sadness now it's all over, a sense of 'what now?'.

I'm proud of us all, we did good.

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Data

Well done Kitsune.  The ladies in my office did the Cheshire Pretty Muddy. 

Last night I managed to have no alcohol which was good as I dropped my wife off in my car at 8am this morning!

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lonelyheartemma

I am getting better and quicker at housework. I think I'm probably still slow by most people's standards but I hope I'll be doing it at a normal speed eventually. Even if I don't, it's now up to the sort of speed where housework isn't taking over my life anymore. Sometimes it almost seems like the housework does itself because I do it automatically instead of having to remember. I do forget sometimes but I tell myself that's allowed because it's still quite new to me. My mum never let me do anything and she didn't like me watching her do it either so I'm a lot more ignorant and inexperienced than most people but I'm still doing housework. My OT says she'll probably only come 1 more time because she's satisfied with how the flat looks - and it is much nicer than any other council flat I've visited. I really like cooking and I quite like sweeping and I really like cleaning the sink for some reason. I enjoy planning my meals and I've actually cooked every night since I've been here - not even 1 takeaway or cold dinner! I hate cleaning the bathroom but I'm just glad there are some things I do like! I thought I was going to hate all of it except the cooking.

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