Thursday, 30 January 2014
I really wanted to turn my life around. Stopping smoking is one of the things I knew would have the biggest impact on improving my self-esteem. It would make the later challenges easier to do, such as running and losing weight.
Thursday, 23 January 2014
A couple of times over the last week, while we've been doing the pantomime, I've been chatting with some other pantomimers, and I've been thinking "Am I only talking to them as an excuse to breathe in their smoke?"
Thursday, 16 January 2014
Well, being a non-smoker is going real swell!
I've had a couple of times where I've had a really strong desire to light up a cigarette this week.
The first was when I went back to college after the Christmas break. I was off from college for three weeks before Christmas due to my depression.
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Well, one week of being a non-smoker has passed! Yay!
I've found it mostly quite easy. On 1st Jan I read Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking. I have found this an excellent book. You don't stop smoking until the end of the book.
Thursday, 2 January 2014
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
My name's Joel.
I suffer quite badly with depression. This eventually led to two overdoses in April and May of 2013. So after different treatments and being on a hospital mental health ward, I've had chance to read about different therapies. One in particular Ive read about is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).
After doing CBT exercises for a few months, one thing has arisen is feelings and thoughts of being valueless, that I can't achieve anything. So really these challenges that I've set myself for this year, 2014, are a way for me to prove to myself that I can achieve things. Also, I hope that it can serve as an example to others that whatever state of depression they're in, you can work yourself out of it, you can achieve things.
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