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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sanguine Saturday: Week Two

Oops, almost forgot to post today!

This week's Success Stories:
I used my skills to request a trial upped dose of my medication -- and got it!
I've been actually taking my medication, which means I've been getting better sleep (not great, still, but better).
I've done lots of Pleasant Event Scheduling, both on my own and with others.
I made a run of four days self harm and four days alcohol free.
I've been practicing a small amount of Self Care.
I Faced some of my Fear in a few different situations.
I've been tackling my thoughts and using lots of Thought Challenging and Cheer-Leading Statements.

Gratitudes List/Things that make me happy:
Giraffes. Giraffes are good.
Glow worms.
Shiny lights and glowing things and illusionary mazes.
Great friends.
Being able to read.
Moments of introspection, because those are how we learn.
The discovery of Grey's Anatomy.

Today's cheer-leading statements:
I can cope with what is going on for me at the moment.
The past does not have to determine the future. Who I have been is not who I will always be, unless I make it so!
Everybody makes mistakes. Making one doesn't mean I have no worth.
Ruminating is never helpful!
I am not a bad person.

Take care of yourselves until next time, and may we all find our own small fences along the way.


  1. so proud of you my chicken! you are making some amazing progress, and along the way you are being an inspiration to me (and I'm sure many others!) take it one step at a time, and if that step happens to take you backwards, that's ok, because you will always have people around you who love and care for you and only want the very, very best for you! xx

  2. 4 days, well done!

  3. rock on, re the medication!
    you gotz mad skillz, yo!
    i think i could use some of that there pleasant event scheduling... except i tend to get easily maxed out on the whole people thing... still working on that balance, i guess.
    to eternally_damaged_butterfly... you "chicken" gave your identity away, mwahaha! eternally is a long time, friend. leave room for change.

  4. Aw, thank you both. Four days became five became "back to the beginning again", but that's okay. It's all a learning curve, and I'm learning that I can go several days without self harm/alcohol and the world doesn't end.

  5. Ooh, I didn't see Sonya's post, thanks you. :) PES doesn't have to be with people, Sonya! It just means doing something you enjoy. Being creative can count as PES, too.