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Forums / Staying well / What are three small (or big) achievements you’ve had today? Let’s cheer each other on!

Topic: What are three small (or big) achievements you’ve had today? Let’s cheer each other on!

  1. Alexlisa
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    196 posts
    28 April 2019

    Hello all,

    Sometimes just doing the basics is so hard. It can be tough not to get down on ourselves when we’re struggling with things that ‘should’ be easy.

    But we deserve to celebrate even the smallest achievements, because they are really feats of strength when you’re unwell. It’s ok if you can’t do everything. We know you’re doing your best, and that’s enough ☺️

    What are 3 small (or big) achievements that you’ve had today?

    For me: 1. I washed my hair

    2. I drank two glasses of water

    3. I sat out in the sun for 15 minutes

    How bout you? Let’s cheer ourselves and each other on!

    Alexlisa

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  2. Doolhof
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    Doolhof avatar
    8853 posts
    28 April 2019 in reply to Alexlisa

    Hi Alexlisa,

    This is a wonderful idea for a thread! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

    My 3 achievements so far today :

    1) Getting up in time to make it to Church

    2) Talking to 2 Church visitors I had never met before

    3) Filling the bird baths early when I originally thought I would do it tomorrow

    Cheers all from Dools

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  3. Sueetties
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    39 posts
    28 April 2019 in reply to Doolhof

    This sounds good to make a note. I have done three things today :

    1. Managed to ride my bike for an hr - good exercise

    2. Cooked 3 healthy meals.

    3. Tidied up the house nice and clean

    thanks.

    3 people found this helpful
  4. Alexlisa
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    196 posts
    28 April 2019 in reply to Sueetties
    Wow an hour of riding, good work!
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  5. WokingOnIt
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    29 posts
    29 April 2019
    This is a great idea for a thread. Thanks :)

    I meant to post this last night, for yesterday:

    1)I replied to a message from a friend that I had been trying to get to for a week

    2)I wasn't going to eat dinner but then I DID, and it was also semi-nutritious

    3) I got out into the garden and made some progress there.
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  6. Guest_2496
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    377 posts
    29 April 2019 in reply to WokingOnIt

    same, these are for yesterday

    - washed hair

    - watered garden (water theme?!)

    - are a healthy dinner

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  7. Alexlisa
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    196 posts
    30 April 2019 in reply to Guest_2496

    Ok. Yesterday was a hard day, but I got through and had some massive (for me) achievements.

    1. I ate a healthy dinner

    2. I got through a stressful NDIS meeting. I cried a lot, and that’s ok

    3. I walked 30 minutes to the meeting

    Today is all about self-care 😌

    3 people found this helpful
  8. WokingOnIt
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    29 posts
    2 May 2019
    1) I went with my anxious, autistic (undiagnosed as yet but I'm pretty certain) 5yo to her new school and supported/advocated for her almost all day.
    2) Supported my 5yo with compassion, after school through extreme meltdowns/stress caused by the school day
    3)I ate some food today.
    2 people found this helpful
  9. ImLost
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    13 posts
    2 May 2019

    Hello everyone,

    I love the idea of this thread! Achieving day to day things can be hard some times and celebrating the little things can help.

    1. I got up and changed out of my PJs (instead of wearing them all day)

    2. I took my dog for a half hour walk.

    3. I got outside and watered the garden.

    1 person found this helpful
  10. Alexlisa
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    196 posts
    7 May 2019 in reply to ImLost

    Ok it’s been a difficult few days for me.

    Three achievements I’m proud of for yesterday are :

    1. I went to my NDIS review meeting.

    2. I cried during most of the meeting because I was so anxious, but I didn’t get too down on myself. I’m doing my best and being myself and yesterday that meant crying, and that’s ok.

    3. I ate a proper dinner. Which is a BIG achievement for me because I’ve not being prioritising my health enough lately.

    How about you? Did you have any big or small achievements today? Somedays just getting out of bed is the act of a superhero, and that’s ok.

    2 people found this helpful
  11. Guest_2496
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    377 posts
    7 May 2019 in reply to Alexlisa

    Hi all

    I dropped food to my sick son-in-law

    Washed my hair

    Sat out in sun with my cat for a while

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  12. Alexlisa
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    196 posts
    8 May 2019 in reply to Guest_2496

    Sitting with your cat outside sounds wonderful Annie. I know just stopping and giving ourself permission to do that can be hard sometimes.

    For me yesterday:

    1. I sent an email that was making me nervous

    2. I went in a shop I’ve wanted to visit but been too anxious to enter

    3. I bought up something hard with my psychologist

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  13. ImLost
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    13 posts
    13 May 2019

    New day new achievements! I have to admit i did alittle happy dance after these... be along few days

    1. I met my new psychologist and only cried once :)

    2. I went grocery shopping on my own and made it through a whole trip

    3. I manage to finally complete colouring in one page of a wildlife book without giving up half way in

    4 people found this helpful
  14. Guest_2496
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    377 posts
    13 May 2019 in reply to ImLost

    Nice achievements ImLost!

    1. Had a good psych appt

    2. Stayed out a bit longer (drove near the coast)

    3. Sent an email I’d been worrying about.

    3 people found this helpful
  15. IreneM
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    315 posts
    14 May 2019 in reply to Guest_2496

    1) Had a good chat with my therapist (which I was reluctant at first)

    2) Doing my teeth again (which I have neglected)

    3) Attended a conference and was valued by other patients.

    3 people found this helpful
  16. ImLost
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    13 posts
    14 May 2019

    I am loving this thread, everyone's achievements should be celebrated no matter how big or small they are!

    IreneM - those are amazing achievements! *happy dance* (really wish i could put emojis here)

    annie_1 - Good on you! (I used to dread my appointments until i found a new one to go to)

    Alexlisa - Congrats! there are so many places ive wanted to shop at but so worried they have "standards"

    My achievements today:

    1. I only woke up twice last night! woohoo! more sleep for me

    2. I started to declutter my room (I hate getting rid of stuff so fingers crossed)

    3. Finally talked with my partner and got alot off my chest (hes very supportive)

    2 people found this helpful
  17. Zahvia
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    4 posts
    15 May 2019

    1. I took my dog for a walk to the dog park (i havent left the house by myself in months)

    2. I became a whole week ahead in my studies

    3. I handed in all my paperwork so i can stark volunteering!

    2 people found this helpful
  18. ImLost
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    13 posts
    16 May 2019

    Zahvia - That is amazing! Studying can often be so hard, I have only recently caught up on my own. Being a week ahead is amazing!!!!

    Todays achievements:

    1. I walked to my doctors appointment today... it felt really good.

    2. I had a full nights sleep without waking up for the first time in a long time:)

    3. caught up on my study

    1 person found this helpful
  19. Guest_2496
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    377 posts
    16 May 2019 in reply to ImLost

    Way to go on the full night’s sleep!!

    1. Got my flu jab

    2. which means - went to the dr

    3. Vacuumed the downstairs

    1 person found this helpful
  20. Alexlisa
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    196 posts
    17 May 2019 in reply to Guest_2496

    Good work everyone! Especially getting ourselves to the doctors, that’s a tough one sometimes.

    1. Was open with my psychologist

    2. Walked in a different suburb

    3. Took a couple of photos on my walk, which I always want to do, but get so nervous

    1 person found this helpful
  21. Mapleinoz
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    1 posts
    17 May 2019

    Hi everyone!

    I think this is a beautiful idea.

    1: Getting on this site

    2: Having a great solid day at work

    3: Starting a grateful list for each day

    wish you all the best. Xx

    1 person found this helpful
  22. ImLost
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    13 posts
    17 May 2019

    Everyone on this thread is amazing! *high five*

    Todays Achievements:

    1. I made some hard decisions that I have been putting aside as even the thought of them made me spiral down.

    2. I went for a walk to the shops.

    3. I tried to get back in touch with my creative side... I failed... but i enjoyed trying :)

    1 person found this helpful
  23. Doolhof
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    Doolhof avatar
    8853 posts
    18 May 2019 in reply to ImLost

    Hi All, my achievements are from yesterday as I have not yet done much today.

    1) I walked tot he post office instead of driving there

    2) I picked up two boxes of sticks ready for the wood fire

    3) Collaged two pages in my journal adding positive sayings

    1 person found this helpful
  24. ImLost
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    13 posts
    18 May 2019

    So today I achieved:

    1. to take both my dogs on a walk at the same time (usually can't as i get ripped in 2)

    2. Did some gardening since the weather was so nice

    3. Got rid of stuff ive been putting off doing.

    1 person found this helpful
  25. monkey_magic
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    18 May 2019 in reply to ImLost

    Hi everyone & great work. Today I;

    * Emailed a debt help company to see how much less I can pay off.

    * Did the dishes

    * Relaxed since I got a new job last week and have a 6 day working week coming up between two jobs.

  26. Alexlisa
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    196 posts
    18 May 2019 in reply to monkey_magic

    Everyone’s doing such a great job.

    1. Messaged someone I haven’t heard from in 17 years. It was nerve-wrecking

    2. Went to vote and didn’t get too anxious

    3. Went to the supermarket after voting even though I really didn’t want to

    2 people found this helpful
  27. Patches89
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    6 posts
    18 May 2019

    Hi All,

    1. I picked up my car from my friend's which i had been procrastinating since a week.

    2. Did my laundry

    3. Took a much needed nap.

    1 person found this helpful
  28. ImLost
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    13 posts
    20 May 2019

    Hello Everyone,

    Today I Achieved:

    1. Took my dogs for a walk - It was sooooo Cold

    2. Weeded the garden again

    3. Got one of my essay marks back 13/15 pretty happy with how i did :)

    2 people found this helpful
  29. IreneM
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    315 posts
    22 May 2019 in reply to ImLost

    HI all

    This week I achieved:

    1. Volunteering for BB twice.

    2. Getting the house cleaned up for a visitor.

    3. Wrote up a plan for a new routine to give myself motivation.

    1 person found this helpful
  30. ImLost
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    13 posts
    24 May 2019

    Yesterdays achievements as i wasnt online :)

    1. Walked both dogs

    2. Visited my nan (isnt an easy thing to do)

    3. Went shopping

    1 person found this helpful

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