There were times last year where things were really bad. Dark thoughts. Lots of dark thoughts. I'm not proud of them. But here's the light at the end of the tunnel:
See that? It's a chart, a spreadsheet, of my whole year. (Valentine's day is split in two because it was fantastic, ...and then a plumbing nightmare. Thus 366 days.)
Look at the bottom there.
It wasn't as bad as it felt. In fact, it was slightly better than average.
I'm not saying that this proves that "things aren't as bad as they seem" or whatever cliche. But in this case, yeah, these numbers do support that in this case. It's uplifting, like an antidepressant of sorts. Reassuring.
Thanks to Katie for making the template.