I realize that I have been a Debbie Downer lately. I've been affected by SAD this winter more than usual. Work has also been stressful and that hasn't helped either. So, how do I fix my mood? It's been suggested that I focus on the positive things in my life.
Now I'm dealing with dismay at myself; didn't I already realize this? Haven't I read books and tried to make the time to notice and enjoy the small things in life? I guess it's time to start over.
Maybe I need to go way back and remember the positive things from my whole life; from growing up in small town Utah; from the many friends that I've had since grade school; from the great friends I had in college; from great memories of living in so many areas of the country; from owning my own deli and bar; and now from all my renaissance friends I have.
I'm going to start a journal to write down the positive things I remember. I need this! I need to know how much I have been loved and valued. I need to add to it daily and reread it daily too. I need to ingrain this into my psyche.