Now, they do have a valid point in saying that, but giving yourself Brownie Points for every little positive step just seems a bit like cheating. After all, the positive isn't important, it isn't what people remember you for. It's always the negative stuff they pounce on, using it to rip you to shreds, whereas the positive stuff is so easily ignored.
Lets try listing "good stuff" since returning from 'Oop North.
Here goes nothing.
Kudos for going to Connexions session, counselling and Doctor's appointments this week.
Double Points for doing my jobs on the cleaning rota.
Smiley Face for making (and eating!) a veggie chilli, and for going food shopping.
Gold Star for bathing, washing hair and de-fuzzing legs without any slashy-slashy business.
.... ignore "not going to uni"....