Well, it's been a week and my better mood is continuing.
Recognising the negative narrative and not fusing with it has been central to that.
Some teenie-tiny steps on addressing habitual behaviours which have gone well, I am not pushing myself here, I am recognising what is realistically achievable, avoiding putting myself under pressure with shoulds and musts, and just nudging my behaviours in the right direction.
A habit I want to develop is putting aside some time to meditate each day, I think that this will help with the anxiety and help stop me from obsessing over one thing to the extent that I ignore everything else.
Feeling hopeful and pleased with myself.