Okay, so this list is stupid, right? WRONG.

Well, you might still think it’s stupid, but the reason I would argue it’s not is that this a list I made on a bad mental health day. Instead of making a to-do list to accomplish, I did the opposite: I made a list of all the stuff I managed to do.

Unless you’ve struggled with mental illness, you can’t know just how much that means to someone. I have my good days. In fact, I have my great days. Sometimes I just knock out a whole crap-ton of stuff to make me all productive and stuff for exactly one day. Other days, I want to give myself a small medal just for turning off the TV for a few hours (to scroll through Tumblr instead).

So if you are struggling with a depressed period or a bad chronic pain day or just one of those episodes where you’re dissociated and unfocused, take pride in those small victories.

I mean, my God. I put paying one of my bills as an item on this list. That was huge for me. Why do I avoid that?? But I do avoid it. So when I do it, that’s an actual accomplishment.

Yay!

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