I recently started adding this to my daily journaling routine after I read a post over at Early to Rise about gratitude journaling and productivity. Good stuff there and I like the way Craig talks about accomplishments and making note of your personal accomplishments, big and small, even something as simple as having a conversation with a family member.
Reflecting on gratitude and accomplishments each day helps keep you focused on your wellness goals and can help you identify the areas where the black dog of depression might be lurking at the edges. Self-awareness is often our number one defense against the dark days, so we can seek the help we need before the clouds get too big and thundery.
It doesn’t have to be an official journal or anything fancy to get started. You could even use a plain old notepad and pen that you keep by your bed.