Yesterday I wrote about the difficulty I’d been having about keeping the various aspects of my life organized and productive given the recent bout of depression I’ve been dealing with. I also committed to re-establishing my use of my daily checklists and my food tracker app yesterday, and wrote that I’d be back today with a report of how things went.
I accomplished all but one item on my daily checklist yesterday (I missed exercise, but I was also in a fair amount of pain throughout most of the day) and I logged everything that went in my mouth yesterday.
Given that it had been 10 weeks since I logged anything into my food tracker and just about that long since I’d paid much attention to my checklist, I’ll call that a definite win.
My mood was better yesterday as well. I think the push to get everything done distracted me until there was nothing left to do, and then my mood started tanking again late at night, shortly before bed.
I’m working on the checklist and food tracking again today. I can’t say that I’m looking forward to the next day – it’s far too soon to be turning this depression around – but at least I have something to look forward to doing with my day, and that keeps me at least mindful of the future instead of obsessing about how I’m feeling right now.
I don’t really have much to report beyond that, so I’ll keep this short this time.