One of the things I try to do, even when my depression is taking it’s toll, is ‘collect’ moments. I write good parts from my day in my journal, I take photos of moments when out with the munchies or when sitting by the ocean. I capture (at least) one second of video a day and put it into my 1 Second Everyday app.
I’ve always thought it important to be grateful and stay aware of the good moments of the day and it is even more so right now when it’s more of a struggle to find those happy moments. Looking back at the day, weekend or week is a great way to ground me and remind me that, even when I’m having a bad day there are things that are good – the Munchies laughing together, the sun on your skin on a cold day, whales frolicking …
Collecting these moments are just as important as ‘being’ in them for me right now.
It’s the little things, the little steps that keep me going. One foot in front of the other, one collected moment at a time.
What’s something you do to keep you focused on the better parts of the day?