Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Combatting negative thoughts.

In August last year I was admitted to hospital after an overdose and was fortunate enough to receive some great therapy. Part of this was around combatting negative thoughts and turning them into less negative thoughts, or dare I say...more positive thoughts.

On discharge, I came back to Moodscope with a slightly different perspective. When I get to the positive cards, instead of dismissing them, I really look at what I have been doing and allow myself to score a little higher. Proud? Well, I did manage to achieve the tasks on my to do list and I called my mum, even though I wasn't really in the mood to talk. So yes, I am a little proud. I didn't let my mood dictate my actions. Active? I'm not running circuits, but I was able to get out of bed and shower without too much effort and I even managed a walk around the park.

I now use Moodscope daily, and really try to think about the words on the cards and pull the positives from my life. I find it really helps me put things in perspective and to stay focussed on the little achievements. My mood still fluctuates but my lows aren't quite so low, and my highs are that bit higher. If I wake up feeling low, I can use Moodscope to take a step back and put things into perspective. If I wake up feeling good, I can use Moodscope to celebrate my achievements.

A Moodscope user.