A Step in the Right Direction

Today’s post is going to be very short. (They don’t all have to be short stories, after all.) In the wake of yesterday’s post about refocusing on my checklists, I thought I’d let you know that yesterday I completed all the items on my checklist for the first time since mid-September. It took a little bit of extra effort but I managed to get it all done. Now today I’ll be working on starting a new streak.

It’s a really good feeling to know that you accomplished everything that you set out to do in a day’s time. My mental illnesses have prevented that for a long time, and I don’t like it when my lying brain tells me that it’s okay to slack off during the day. Once in a while, sure, it’s not a bad thing, but habitually doing so tends to make it that much harder to try and complete a day’s worth of checklist.

Hopefully I can head into February with a renewed attitude. February is my worrisome month, from a mental health standpoint. For the past two years, I’ve just up and stopped doing anything in my checklists for a couple months, and both years that period started within a day of one another, so there’s a tendency for me to be aware of as I head into late February.

Here’s hoping that this year will be different.

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