Take Charge - Yes I Did It!

Withdrawing and avoiding things; participating less in enjoyable activities; and focusing on what’s not going so well, and what’s not getting done, are some of the behaviours of feeling low in mood.
The following exercise can retrain us to shift our focus, to acknowledge, celebrate and build on our daily successes.

Wellbeing benefits:

Feel optimistic
Be organised

Acknowledge and praise

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to be better at organizing and planning my day to get the most out of it.
I want to be more aware of my accomplishments in my day, and focus on what I have done, rather than what I haven’t.

Length:

15 minutes a day.  
We recommend doing this activity daily for at least one week.

Who can I do this activity with?

On own, with another person.

Where can I do this activity?

Indoors.

How often can I do this activity?

Daily for a week.

What do I need?

  • Pen/Pencil
  • A pin board or medium sized glass jar
  • The ‘Yes I Did It!’ stamps or create your own - the stamps and templates are on the downloadable PDF below left
  • Scissors
  • A diary or weekly planner

Did you know?

Rather than waiting until we feel better to do things, research tells us that an outside-in approach works. That is, making changes in what we do and how we do things. Doing activities we value and normally enjoy, despite feeling low or unmotivated, can change how we feel about ourselves.

"A fun and productive exercise."

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