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Three Good Things About Yesterday

Yesterday KensterFox sent me a link: Rewire Your Brain for Positivity and Happiness Using the Tetris Effect. It's nothing groundbreaking really, pretty standard "power of positive thinking" exercises, most of which I already do. But the timing was apt: I started the day bouncy and full of energy, and was ground down into a stressed-out deflated balloon by the end of it.

Anyway, the only exercise suggested there that I haven't been doing is the "scan your day for three positive things" routine, so I've decided to give it a go. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I could find three positive things to say about yesterday, which in itself lifted my spirits a bit. So in that respect, the exercise was a success.

  1. It was a beautiful, sunny day. Pretty self-explanatory. laurie_robey and I got to get out into it for a few minutes on breaks and at lunchtime.

  2. We went to the gym in the morning, and got frozen yogurt in the evening. We've been kinda struggling to get to the gym, due to late nights and heavy workloads, and that's been tugging at my conscience. So it was a big relief to actually get there for a change, not to mention, y'know, the health benefits thereof. As for the frozen yogurt, that was purely a treat, 'cos we needed one.

  3. I penciled half a page of the new comic, and I'm pleased with it. Ker-preview. I'm having a lot of fun with the new comic, and on the whole I've been very happy with how it's coming out. While I hope for it to be popular and sell well, as long as I keep having fun doing it, I win. :)

So that's yesterday's three good things. I haven't made enough progress into today to have a report yet, but I'll try to have something tonight.

-The Gneech


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Feb. 14th, 2013 01:08 pm (UTC)
You know, I came extremely close to not sending it, because I thought it might have come off as trite, or condescending, or useless, or whatever. I don't often struggle with depression (at least, not anymore), so I really don't know what works, and I thought there was a real possibility of me coming off looking like an asshole.

And then I remembered that I have very enthusiastically made myself look like an asshole before for entertainment purposes, so that was no reason not to do something that might actually help someone, especially someone I genuinely care about.

When someone thanked me for sharing it, saying it was just what they needed, I think I just about cried.
Feb. 14th, 2013 02:40 pm (UTC)
I try to receive everything in the spirit in which it was sent (and if necessary, with the benefit of the doubt). Since your suggestion was obviously sent with good intentions, it was much appreciated. :)

And you never know when you'll hit just the right note for someone. It's always a good feeling. I occasionally still get notes about SJ or NN strips that really helped someone get through a rough time, and I'm always like "Yay! I actually did some good in the world!" ;)

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