Since my teens, I have suffered from anxiety and depression.

Anxiety and depression sees me hiding under the doona, unable to find joy in my everyday. I forget the unique and wonderful human being I am. I forget the great things I have in my life and the things I have achieved. I made this journal for those days when I struggle to get out of bed.

I have a collection of affirmation cards that came with a magazine. I subscribe to Uniquely Creative and have a collection of pretty papers. I’m a stationary addict, I love a good news agency and art shop. I love cutting things up. Always have. I was that kid hiding under the table cutting things up, that she shouldn’t.

I love paint, colour, glue and making a mess.

I created my album by focusing on my values, the things that are important to me. The things that are at the core of who I am. I listed the activities and things that brought me joy. And page by page I built my first of what I hope are many positivity albums. I want to celebrate who I am and what I bring to the world.

I want to remind myself I am not that voice in my head that tells me, “You’re crap, You can’t keep at anything. You’re a quitter, You’re a failure. You’re fat, lazy and ugly”

I hope you are inspired to make your own positivity journal too. To use your creative gifts and remember who you too are, a unique and amazing human being.

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