diary card experiment — posting #1


Note: Since this posting, I have posted an diary card experiment — posting #2.

a Diary Card is something used in DBT. To view and/or download a typical diary card, click here.

i haven’t done DBT, but I’ve been reading up on it, and after a conversation with one of my recovery buddies, I was inspired to create one for myself. It is extremely personalized to me and my symptoms, so that when I am feeling confused, I have a way to identify how I am really doing, get myself out of confusion, and take action if necessary to return to balance. Here’s my template. Tell me what you think — what is your diary card?

my personalized diary card


(10 is extreme presence of symptom)

Impulsivity   __ / 10

Compulsivity   __ / 10

Escape    __ / 10

Procrastination   __ / 10

Scattered  __ / 10

Neglecting Self-Care   __ / 10

Isolation & avoidance  __ / 10

Confusion  __ / 10

Anxiety  __ / 10

Total Symptom Rating:  __ / 90


Sense of balance and well-being:  __ / 3


(things I am grateful for / what I learned today)


Author: innerlight

A capricorn horse. Creative dreamer, over thinker. bpd, insecure attachment and any other labels for deep and chronic wounds and other gifts of brilliance that propel intense and eclectic lives and make for good art. We are high needs and high return, all the way, all the way. Surrender, integration, repair, rebuild, connect, create, evolve. Deeply.

2 thoughts on “diary card experiment — posting #1

  1. Thank you for being my own coach on this theme. We enjoyed your own article very much and most of all appreciated the way in which you handled the aspect I regarded as controversial. You happen to be always rather kind towards readers really like me and aid me in my existence. Thank you.

  2. Writing, dialoguing and helping others in this journey gives my suffering purpose, the deepest part of my soul a place to play and love. Thanks for visiting. Love HJ

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