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Weekly Challenge #87

Ed_Ed_ Posts: 543 Community Manager
edited March 2019 in Travel & Free Time


Hey,

This week, we are doing the 3 positive thoughts a day challenge. The aim is simple, for you to share three positive thoughts/things that you have thought about each day this week. They can be as big or as small as you like :3 

Interestingly, there is some thinking that this can help you gain focus and clarity by actually writing the positive things down, as it is natural for our minds to forget about these things when facing negative thoughts. By writing them down, it helps your mind remember, plus, you'll have a whole thread of positivity to lean on  <3.

Finally, a bonus challenge - why not have a go at visualising your 3 positive thoughts, this could be through drawing, scribbling or some pictures for example. If you have some spare time, get creative and share with us below :)

As always, If you have any ideas of things we can do for the next weekly challenge head over to this thread to share your ideas. 

Have fun!

Ed

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"Don't let them paint you gray. They're gonna see you're somebody, somewhere, someday. Don't ever let them take your playful heart away. Oh you're somebody nobody could replicate" ~ Roo Panes
Shaunie

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  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,696 An Original Mixlorian
    edited March 2019
    So this is embarrassing cause my hand writing is so messy lol. 
    But here are my three positives of today 



    I think i mean *ate not eat.lol but too late to change it now ah





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    Ed_
  • Ed_Ed_ Posts: 543 Community Manager
    @Shaunie - Looks pretty good handwriting to me, particularly if you compare it to mine in the original post  =)  Some great positive thoughts too, thanks for sharing, and getting creative. Will be interesting to see how people feel at the end of the week if they do this every day. Does it make a difference?
    "Don't let them paint you gray. They're gonna see you're somebody, somewhere, someday. Don't ever let them take your playful heart away. Oh you're somebody nobody could replicate" ~ Roo Panes
  • StephanieStephanie Posts: 789 Super Moderator
    My three positives from yesterday were 

    1. I got through a really difficult 12.5 hour shift at work, 
    2. I am now on annual leave
    3. I listened to some throwback music on my walk home from work last night which cheered me up :smile:
                                   "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light" 

    - Albus Dumbledore 

    "Like when I was down you just had that smile that made me feel like everything's worthwhile. Thinking of the day when you went away, what a life to take, what a bond to break, I'll be missing you"

    Ed_
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 3,733 Community Veteran
    Yesterday’s were 
    1. I had a really positive session with Beth 
    2.i finished my short story I was writting 
    3.i I found a really good new playlist on Spotify 
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
    Ed_
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 3,733 Community Veteran
    Ed_ said:
    @Shaunie - Looks pretty good handwriting to me, particularly if you compare it to mine in the original post  =)  Some great positive thoughts too, thanks for sharing, and getting creative. Will be interesting to see how people feel at the end of the week if they do this every day. Does it make a difference?



    @Ed_ this used to be somthing my CAMHS worker would get me to do . She would get me to do mine in the morning to get me set up for the day ahead and it used to give me that sort of positive mindset for the day but I ended up giving up doing it as I couldn’t think of anything to write 😂

    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
    Ed_
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,563 Community Veteran
    1- I reached out to a friend before doing something destructive 😊 (and feel so much better now)
    2- she helped me with a few odd jobs and feel more relaxed now some of its been done.
    3- treated myself and ordered some clothes I actually love instead of one's that hide my body/scars 
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
    Ed_
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,696 An Original Mixlorian
    Lol 


    I don’t know why i look at my attempted boohoo drawing and think it looks like a coffin. Either thats my depressive brain or bad drawing
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    Ed_
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 3,733 Community Veteran
    Ohhh ignore the shitty handwriting and drawings 😂😂😂

    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
    Ed_
  • Ed_Ed_ Posts: 543 Community Manager
    @Millie2787 @BubblesGoesBoo @Shaunie

    Loving all of these, how are you all finding it so far? I think they all look really cool, and I wouldn't worry about whether they look 'perfect' or not and focus on whether this gives you a sense of headspace or perspective when you are doodling. That's the real goal :)

    Millie - interesting point in terms of thinking of things to write. Perhaps it's worth thinking that it doesn't have to be particularly big, some days just tend to be fairly normal, with not a lot to report, but if you look back, there will be things that have made you laugh or smile, small victories that you have reached personally etc that are still worth holding on to :3

    Ed
    "Don't let them paint you gray. They're gonna see you're somebody, somewhere, someday. Don't ever let them take your playful heart away. Oh you're somebody nobody could replicate" ~ Roo Panes
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 3,733 Community Veteran
    - it’s been a really difficult day for me today with finding out I Failed both my exams so I found it really hard to do Today and only managed to get 2 😊

    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
    Ed_
  • *BananaMonkey**BananaMonkey* Lyrical Poster Posts: 5,421 Part of The Furniture
    My three from today 


    " And everywhere I am, there you'll be, your love made me make it through, oh I owe so much to you "
    " So I say thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing, thanks for all the joy they're bringing, who can live without it, I ask in all honestly what would life be? Without a song or a dance, what are we? So I say thank you for the music, for giving it to me "
    '' It's a beautiful day and I can't stop myself from smiling "
    Ed_
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 3,733 Community Veteran
    The little girl one really cheered me up today ❤️
    Also featuring some Beautiful mix paper 😜
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
    Ed_
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,696 An Original Mixlorian
    Just one positive is I managed to go to work 
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    Ed_
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,696 An Original Mixlorian
    Aw i failed to do this everyday of the week lol

    three of my positives thoughts of today are There are still  a few days before it is the weekend. My room is a tidyish & i spoke to someone from Young Womans trust today 
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    Ed_
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,696 An Original Mixlorian
    And I had a fortune cookie and it said something like "good news are coming to you" obvs it says something positive lol but still 
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  • Ed_Ed_ Posts: 543 Community Manager
    edited April 2019
    How has it already been a month since this challenge?! I've really enjoyed looking back on all your positives, a lot of great things to hold on to! Has anyone kept this up since? If not, what was the main thing that stopped you? Perhaps it's worth adding an extra rule that life will have days where there aren't many positives, and so it's absolutely okay to have just 1 thing, which may just be that you've made it through the day. Anyone reckon they can take on the challenge of doing this for a month and seeing where things go?*BananaMonkey* said:
    My three from today 



    This sounds like my perfect self-care sunday :) Sleep, fresh air and food <3

    The little girl one really cheered me up today ❤️
    Also featuring some Beautiful mix paper 😜
    These are really cool :) I like how one of yours is appreciating the appreciation you were given, and then giving some out to your friends. Feels very circle of lifey :) Top marks for being on Mix paper too!
    Shaunie said:
    And I had a fortune cookie and it said something like "good news are coming to you" obvs it says something positive lol but still 
    Perhaps your fortune cookie knew about your peer-support worker role :) Congrats on that by the way, really exciting news :+1:
    "Don't let them paint you gray. They're gonna see you're somebody, somewhere, someday. Don't ever let them take your playful heart away. Oh you're somebody nobody could replicate" ~ Roo Panes
    Shaunie
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,696 An Original Mixlorian
    edited April 2019
    I really want to do this for a month!! & thank you!!  

    I don’t know what stopped me probably remembering

    Im going to be suddenly busy for the month doing my peer support training starting next week for over a month so i am going to need all the self help stuff i can, to detress and see positives to keep self well, so i may do this!
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  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 3,733 Community Veteran
    I guess I’ve been preoccupied with other things to remember to do it but I think it could be nice to do it through May knowing that’s a tough  month again !
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
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