10 positive things

I was reading through some recent posts of blogs that I follow. Bipolar Whispers has done a challenge and has asked others to do the same – to write 10 positive things about youself that have nothing to do with any of your mental health issues.

This is something I thought I would do. I focus on the negatives a lot. Funny that I saw this post this morning. I got up to find a notepad with a post it note on it from Dave – for the positive things. I am going to write at least one positive thing that has happened each day.

10 positive things about me that have nothing to do with depression or anxiety:

  1. I am a determined person. Once I set my mind to something I can be unstoppable. 
  2. I am a wife and love it. Dave proposed to me after being with me for 7 years and we got married after 9 and a half years together. Regardless of what others have said about the novelty wearing off, I still love being called Mrs and it hasn’t got old in the past (nearly!) 6 months
  3. I have a godson who is 2 on Wednesday. I have known him his entire life as his mum is one of my best friends. I love that I am known as Auntie Gemma to him. 
  4. I am passionate about the things I like and causes that are important to me. Examples of this are seeing my favourite bands live numerous times and having a jigsaw piece tattoo (autism awareness) on my ribs.
  5. I devour books. Ever since I can remember I have loved reading. I can easily sit and read for hours. 
  6. I am from Liverpool, England and very proud to be! Although I haven’t lived in Liverpool for a number of years I still have a scouse accent. 
  7. I am a gamer girl. I love nothing more than to sit and play on my xbox 360 particularly co op games with Dave. Our wedding cake was an xbox cake!
  8. I am a caring and loyal wife, daughter, sister, auntie and friend. My family and friends are extremely important to me and I love spending time with them. 
  9. I have climbed Snowdon and Scafell. I used this as an opportunity to raise money for Action for M.E. as my sister has M.E. I am hoping to climb Ben Nevis so that I can say I have climbed the three peaks in the UK. 
  10. I enjoy helping others, whether it is helping a friend out with a problem, helping someone in the gym who looks unsure or helping Dominic or other autistic children. I couldn’t imagine not being a helpful person. 

This was a really hard post to do. I have been attempting to think of 10 positive things about myself throughout the day. I am glad I did this though. It is something I can look at when I am struggling to think positively. 

It would be great if anyone else out there is willing to do this. Write 10 positive things about you that have nothing to do with any of your mental health issues.  Post them on your blog and share the link in the comments.  If you are not comfortable writing a blog post and linking it, you can write the 10 things in my comments section on this post.

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22 thoughts on “10 positive things

  1. Great post, brilliant idea. Not sure I could find 10 things to say about myself though! You’re absolutely right in what you say about coming back to this when you aren’t feeling positive, as it will help you a lot. You have a lot to be positive about!

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  2. bipolarwhisper says:

    I had a hard time coming up with 10 things as well, especially that I wanted to share I guess.

    I am also a gamer, but I play an mmorpg game. I absolutely love the autism awareness tattoo! And we both like books 🙂 Love your 10 things. I hope more people continue to take part in this challenge!!

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    • My husband plays MMORPGs as well as loads of other games. He has a gaming PC. If I am brave enough in the future I will post a photo of my jigsaw piece tattoo at some point. It’s my favourite of all my tattoos. I am currently on book 10 of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series x

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      • bipolarwhisper says:

        Your husband sounds like my husband, he also has a gaming computer lol.

        I have all these ideas picked out for tattoos that I want, but as of yet, I still have none.

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      • bipolarwhisper says:

        The picture you see of the half wasp, hhalf butterfly is the tattoo I had designed for me. It will be my first. I choose a butterfly because “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly”. I choose Blue Morpho butterfly because…..When their wings are open they are bright blue and full of life, but their under wings (when they are closed) are brownish with spots that resemble eyes to ward of predators, they hide.

        I have spent years hiding from things, camouflaging myself, so it seems appropriate.

        The Wasp, symbolizes the other side of me, together they symbolize my Bipolar disorder.

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  3. Lovely post and another reader, I can’t live without books. you can count the Sydney Bridge climb also are you visiting Ayres Rock Uluruh that’s pretty amazing to like climbing a rainbow.

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