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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. Guest_5432
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    19 July 2020 in reply to Guest_5432

    Hello All. My achievements were.

    Dragged myself out of bed, took all my strength & energy it. Was ok yesterday but today....

    Made lots cups tea.

    Dishes

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  2. quince
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    20 July 2020

    Good on you The Rose! The day's only halfway through, too, so plenty more time for things to improve. x

    I've had a spectacularly average morning, however:

    1. I got out of bed and got dressed.

    2. Made a coffee and lit the fire.

    3. Started working through my uni assignment.

  3. quince
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    20 July 2020 in reply to quince

    Going to add on:

    3. Finished and submitted the assignment, knowing it's not a great piece of work, but did it nonetheless.

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  4. Guest_5432
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    20 July 2020 in reply to quince

    My achievements today :-

    Had the courage to answer an undesirable phone call & gave voice in a respectful manner that I wasn't going to be pushed around.

    Laid in bed most of day trying to get my thoughts together to by being more positive.

    Man

  5. gucia6
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    21 July 2020 in reply to Guest_5432

    Hi All,

    I am new here, new in learning about myself, understanding and new to looking for solutions rather than avoiding it and hiding.

    My recent achievements?

    • I ironed all shirts from weeks ago and I am staying on top of laundry
    • I stopped hiding everything inside me and trying to fix everything on my own - I talked to husband and decided to reach out to people I trust can support me
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  6. ecomama
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    22 July 2020 in reply to gucia6

    Yesterday's achievements:

    * successful day at work - getting back into it after 2 month's leave

    * dealt with shocking event at work by calling helpline and getting a referral

    * bought lots of healthy food for myself and my family.

    EM

  7. gucia6
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    24 July 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Achievements from yesterday:

    • made appointment with mental health focused GP
    • realised I do not have to prove anything to anyone (myself including) in doing what I love doing and taking a break to recharge is nothing bad
    • I can't think of any other specific achievement, the day was good in itself
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  8. Pedestal
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    24 July 2020

    Hello and Kudos to all of you.

    My achievements today:

    Woke up to the fact that my child was losing the plot at school and emailed his teachers for assessment schedule, feedback and advice.

    Made an appt with GP to get help with worsening depression over the past week

    Contacted Beyond Blue for help and found this forum which I am so grateful for.

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  9. ecomama
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    24 July 2020 in reply to Pedestal

    Welcome to the BB forums Pedestal! I hope you find this to be a warm community to support you.

    My achievements for today:

    * reflected about a chance meeting yesterday with my Aunty and felt good about spending time with her (family has been a previous trigger)

    * did huge amounts of laundry

    * dealt with news about covid updates with sadness, not anxiety for the first time in many months

    * rearranged & cleaned our balcony to make room for our chiminea - I'm minding a grandson tomorrow night and he was excited about roasting marshmallows over the fire.

  10. Red_Velvet
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    30 July 2020

    Hello, first time on this thread!

    some achievements I did today:

    —managed to learn a new soccer skill

    —realised no one is going to help me at the moment, so I’m helping myself to some love and ice cream

    —made it through the day alive

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  11. Depressionisation
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    30 July 2020 in reply to Guest_5432
    I think it's important to set realistic goals for the day. I've always worked at a very fast pace and felt guilty if I didn't get a lot done in a day. Now, I try and place myself more and accept that what I've done is good enough. I really like your clear goals for the day, understanding that you have to still get up, make the bed, get dressed, shower, eat and do other basic tasks throughout the day. These are not nothing, but not always seen as part of your days activities. I hope you are well.
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  12. Guest_5432
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    31 July 2020 in reply to Depressionisation
    Hello All at Beyond Blue. My achievements has been with the ability to sing from my heart even under the most difficult & challenging circumstances in this pandemic crisis.
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  13. ecomama
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    31 July 2020 in reply to Red_Velvet

    Hi Red_Velvet! Welcome to the achievements thread! Great to have you here! 🤗🤩

    Hi Depressionisation! Welcome to BB and I agree! 😅😆

    Hi Guest_5432, I LOVE to hear someone singing! 🤩😍

    My achievements so far today:

    * waking up early after only a few hours sleep to clean our porch ready for delivery of new furniture

    * having the capacity to organise new furniture AND deal well with strangers delivering it all

    * maintaining an optimistic outlook, happiness and GRATITUDE for all that I have, most especially my children growing in their own capacities also... it' so beautiful and humbling to witness.

    * doing some self-care things first thing - meditation, Prayer, warm drink, incense.

    Love EM

  14. quirkywords
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    1 August 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Thankful

    for doing what I like doing

    for being able to help others

    thankful for enough to eat

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  15. Guest_5432
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    2 August 2020 in reply to quirkywords

    Hello All.

    My achievements I still having the ability to sing from my heart .That makes me so happy lifting up my spirits when in this pandemic crisis, Stage 4 now as of 6pm, 2nd August. Curfews severe each night to 5am in the morning!

    I'm not singing because I'm happy about severe crisis here in M/Metro Victoria. I either sing or cry. Singing gives me a totally different disposition of things than bawling my eyes & feeling no better afterwards.🎵🎵 I do feel very sorry for so many folk who are unable to sing to cheer themselves up.

    Having a good cry nothing wrong with that- releases heaps of stress hormones.

    Had my big cry many years ago, there's no more tears left.

    Regards

  16. Ggrand
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    3 August 2020 in reply to Guest_5432

    Hello everyone...🤗..

    My achievements are..

    1..I walked two houses from mine to see the mechanic..

    2..I asked him if he can fix my lawn mower..and if I can pay him tomorrow...He fixed it then..

    3..I mowed my lawn today..

    I hope everyone’s day was a good day today..

    Kind and caring thoughts..

    Grandy..

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  17. Guest_5432
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    11 August 2020 in reply to Ggrand

    My Big achievement was that early hours this morning I actually phoned the BB 24/7 Coronavirus Counseling Service. They are highly trained counselors ready to listen & give practical advice with much needed information during stage 4 lockdown. I've always been an very strong independent person who seldom asked any for help or support of any kind & taught my children the same as my parents taught me. There comes a time in one's life that I needed information. Expressing myself to a counselor about the concerns about my adult children & adult grandkids wasn't an was thing to do. They have been exposed to C-19 & now all have been advised to quarantine. It's so upsetting to know this as they also complied to the premiers instructions. I'm unable to help my own children no matter how old they are, I'm still their Memre & feel totally helpless to be for them due to lockdown restrictions in hotspot area where it's against the law to leave hotspot area in another area. They're adults with adult kids of their own.

    Those counselors were absolutely marvelous by their caring disposition.

    I would recommend anyone needing extra support to give them a call on the BB Coronavirus Counseling Service to put any one's mind at ease should they have any concerns.

    They certainly have helped me with my anxiety with their professional expertise.

    Thank you BB

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  18. Sophie_M
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    11 August 2020 in reply to Guest_5432
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us. We know how much effort it can take to dial the number - 1800 512 348 - and hit the call button but we're so glad you found the courage and that our specially trained and qualified mental health professionals at out Coronovirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service were able to help. So well done and thanks again for sharing this with our valued online forums community.
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  19. Gambit87
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    12 August 2020

    Hi everyone!

    one big thing yesterday - I was having a anxiety attack about a subject in the uniprep course im doing - but I took the step to email the course coordinator for help. This is huge for me because I'm the sort of person that will not ask for help if struggling.

    I had a great psych session last night - just talking through it all.

    I'm slowly getting used to the idea that its OK to ask for help! and I need to remember that I have so much love and support around me.

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  20. ecomama
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    12 August 2020 in reply to Gambit87

    Hi Guest, well done for reaching out to the helpline! I'm so glad you could feel some comfort in these trying time. I really hope all your family are all right and travel through this extremely challenging time together - apart!
    I know how frustrating it is not being able to help those we love.
    But you are helping by getting help yourself.
    LOVE EM

    Gambit good on you for reaching out for help with Uni. Well done.

    My 3 achievements
    * completing another short week at work - VERY challenging environment atm and getting more difficult.

    * I didn't pull out of my psych appt tomorrow lol... not sure if that's a good thing or not... I'll see what our potentially last appt holds and see...

    * I was exhausted so went to bed when I got home, was asleep for 4 hours. I don't take the time to look after myself at all very often so going to sleep was an achievement for me,

    EM

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  21. Guest_5432
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    12 August 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Hello EM

    Thank you for your kind words. Yes I certainly need to look after myself first before I can help others.. you take too likewise.

    My achievements for yesterday:

    were 2 loads washing.

    Tidied up a tiny bit.

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  22. ecomama
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    5 October 2020 in reply to Guest_5432

    Time to revive this thread....

    1. Coping better than I thought with my Uncle and a Builder here working lol

    2. Getting lots of laundry done

    3. Got dinner organised for tonight.

    EM

  23. Butterfly20
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    6 October 2020

    1. Attended and survived a job interview despite my anxiety. I think I will get a job offer but I am still undecided. Still feel anxious but glad it is out of the way.

    2. Managed to feed my 10month old baby with nice healthy meals. Though I need to remember to eat aswell.

    3. Went for a 50min walk. It is a bit cold today but it also felt so refreshing.

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  24. ecomama
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    7 October 2020 in reply to Butterfly20

    1. I survived today after terrible news yesterday

    2. I had Counselling

    3. I managed to stop crying for short periods.

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  25. ecomama
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    24 October 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Today:

    * we cleaned out the pantry

    * we all fronted up and kept going after little sleep with son in hospital last night

    * ate a wholesome lunch.

    EM

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  26. quirkywords
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    24 October 2020 in reply to ecomama

    Today

    I was grateful

    for people showing concern for me

    for someone listening to me

    for my ability to give a second chance

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