I started using a rather pretty notebook as a means of combating the day-to-day feelings of worthlessness. Daily Accomplishments: Friday: Spent 3 hours volunteering for the British Heart Foundation. Saturday: 1) Visited grandad, did all washing and drying up, made drinks for everyone, was not selfish (did not hog the tv or the comfy chair ) (NOTE: Grampa ALWAYS has his favourite chair, but I tend to grab the other really good one away from my sisters...) 2) Managed to avoid arguments with teenage sister ALL DAY (an absolute rarity!). Sunday: Looked up four jobs to apply for- next step is to actually stop panicking and DO the damn thing- send my resume and intro letter! It's a way of making myself see that I DO useful things everyday. If you see a little light, even just a flicker of it in otherwise dark hours, it lifts your spirit immeasurably.