“Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them … Get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you. If it can, the Dementor will feed on you long enough to reduce you to something like itself … soulless and evil. You will be left with nothing but the worst experiences of your life.”— Remus Lupin
A daily dose of minor accomplishments can go a long way, it seems.
For instance, today I bought gas so I could refill the lawnmower so I could go mow the lawn. Nothing extraordinary by any means, but completing simple tasks has allowed me to crack a smile or two throughout the day. And this is one+ more smile than usual when you mope around like I have for the past year.
Every little victory leads to me becoming a bit more confident than the previous day, eventually building up to a point where I can be 100 percent “whole” again.