My earlier posts were lost while the forum was down, but I thought I'd post an update seeing as my mood diary is evolving anyway.
I have an A4 notebook and am writing a page a day.
Each day, I give myself a score out of ten for the following:
* overall feelings of depression
* brooding, negative thoughts
* disturbed sleep
* difficulty concentrating
* lack of motivation
* pain (I write where the pain was, for future reference)
I then write a few general descript
ions of how I've been feeling - e.g. "don't want to talk to anyone".
After that, I make a note of:
* anything that made my mood worse
* anything that made my mood better
I'm hoping to be able to detect some patterns after keeping the diary for a few more weeks, at which point I might be able to start doing specific things to cheer myself up... or at least start avoiding the things that make me feel sad.
Thanks for your advice and input... and please do keep the suggestions coming,
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