💬 Reframing

Replied to Reframing by Colin WalkerColin Walker

I am using my daily log to force a positive retrospection on each day, reframing it so as not to dwell on the negatives. It isn’t about being more observant but being better at recording and remembering the observations I do have. Getting lost in a funk, being disinterested in things, means that my memory suffers. Badly. I’m terrible at recalling so much and then judge myself harshly for having forgotten it. It’s a negative spiral I could start to unwind by being a little more mindful, a little more present, a little more positive.

Colin, your mention mention of ‘high functioning depression’ reminds me of a quote from Sarah Wilson that Doug Belshaw included in his end of year post:

The more anxious we are, the more high-functioning we will make ourselves appear, which just encourages the world to lean on us more.

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