- Mar 1, 2021
Making that bed every morning is a good way to start the day. After that, things start to come easier for me.I guess the small victories I have are getting out of bed, taking a shower, changing my clothes, doing the laundry, buying food at Walmart, making decisions at Walmart when there are 30 choices of laundry detergent, getting gas for my car, taking out the trash, keeping my room clean (a biggie), making my bed, feeling okay when it's sunny outside and I really don't have anything to do but stay inside my apartment (feeling sad doing so), making small talk with my live-in landlord, washing my car, going to my psychiatrist (now on telehealth via Zoom), taking my meds, drinking enough water during the day, shaving, making meals (I just heat them up--too overwhelming trying to cook a meal from scratch), walking outside when there are a lot of people around, staying on my diet, going to bed not too early. These are the small victories I thought of in five minutes; I'm sure there are more.
I actually make my bed right before I go to bed. I think it's overwhelming for me to make it in the morning when my cortisol level (stress hormone level) is higher in the morning than it is at night.Making that bed every morning is a good way to start the day. After that, things start to come easier for me.