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Goal of The Day-Challenging Your PTSD

Discussion in 'Social' started by JoannaG, Nov 13, 2006.

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  1. JoannaG

    JoannaG Active Member

    I hope this thread takes off.

    The idea as the title states is to challange your PSTD by posting a goal that challanges your fears, anxieties, depression, whatever symptoms you chose and accomplish one for the day the week the month.

    My goal of the day was to spend 10 minutes in the yard and walk in the barn yard and into the barn to retrieve household goods, without fear.
    I did accomplish that and managed to bring over my dining room table legs.
    Hubs was there so I am not sure if I am cheating by having hubs there.
    He is on afternoons so I am going to try again after he has left for work.

    Challanging bodily weakness and agoraphobia.
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  3. Nam

    Nam I'm a VIP

    Daily: To go to bed on time
    Weekly: To control my temper
    Monthly-Yearly: To be more trusting of young males.
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  4. JoannaG

    JoannaG Active Member

    Today's goals
    walk to bottom of first field today a little further than yesterday.
    Prepare a list of facts about my PTSD for tommorows doctors appointment.
    Make and eat three meals and catch up on laundry
    Seek alternative employment alternatives
  5. goingonhope

    goingonhope Member Premium Member

    Joanne, Helpful Idea!

    What's left of my day challenges:
    1. make and bring lunch into school for children. (ill-prepared earlier)
    2. be willing to eat lunch and take vitamins
    3. show willingness to call primary to sched. phys. and tests prior to my surgery.
    4. surrender and enjoy homework with kids, respons.'s and structure free-time with kids, rather than making myself too busy.
    5. be willing to help my husb. prepare, cook and serve dinner tonight, as he does this and appreciate's help. And he's going to be home tucking the kids into bed tonight, while I'm out, so the least I can do is help.
    6. be willing to sit at the supper table and eat supper with the family tonight, as opposed to busying myself or hiding.
    6. set aside time to read tonight.
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  6. Kells

    Kells Active Member

    I conquered a goal today. I forced myself to get ready (make up and all) and went to the store. Not by myself, however, I'm taking "baby steps". My stomach's been all tore up ever since LOL
    But.. It's a step. I look forward to being able to take many more steps as time goes on =)
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  7. cookie

    cookie I'm a VIP

    made 2 pumpkin pies this morning, and i plan on getting out of my pj's before my hubby gets back from church (trying to get some things caught up).
  8. Ursa

    Ursa Well-Known Member

    Only For a Day

    What is your goal today?

    Today, my goal is to not eat candy.:smile:
  9. 2quilt

    2quilt I'm a VIP

    Exercize. I did not meet my goal.
  10. jefferylee

    jefferylee Active Member

    Thanks for the great thread JoannaG!

    Struggling with the reality of my impending divorce and finally started packing up my belongings yesterday after staring at a sea of empty boxes for the last month.Still looking for a place to move to,but have rented a storage garage and will put my life's possessions there until I can find a new place to live...Divorce to me is truely a lose-lose situation.

    After 10 years of dealing with me and my PTSD,she's had enough and I really can't blame her for wanting to end the marriage...still though,it hurts like hell and seems like another failure on my part.

    On a brighter note,I came across a group called "One Brick" that organizes volunteer events and then afterwards goes out to a local restaurant/bar
    for dinner and drinks. So this evening the plan is to go to a warehouse and sort teachers supplies for a couple of hours and then make an attempt at socialising after we finish working...that is if I don't get cold feet between now and 6:00 pm...which is about a 50/50 possibility.

    Peace and Hope...jefferylee
  11. TLight

    TLight I'm a VIP

    My goal for today:

    Work in the yard and, despite the agonizing fatigue, enjoy it and what the future will bring, fighting the feeling that everything is just a chore.........that's the depression, challenging the depression I guess.
  12. trapped

    trapped Well-Known Member

    ooh... I love this idea!

    My goal for today: get to my doctor's appointment. That's challenging the anxiety of seeing the doctor, the anxiety of being weighed, the anxiety and fear of being tube fed and/or sent to the hospital (though tbh, the hospital is starting to sound like a nice option), and challenging the agoraphobia. I'm hoping to have a friend be able to take me there to make it still challenging, but do-able. I'm not gonna have him stay, but will have him just drop me off, so I don't have to take the bus and deal with greater anxieties and challenges, as I think this is already enough for one day.
  13. crocodillan

    crocodillan Member

    My goal yesterday was to actually go to my therapist appointment. I didn't want to because the time was switched. I even sat in my car in the parking lot trying to force myself to go in. Even though the appt. was a train wreck, I still did it. Also my goal was to not get agitated and impatient and angry when conversating. I about half met this goal. I did great up unto a point, then I messed up. But it wasn't instaneous like usual!

    My goal today is to get my haircut.....i've done everything around the house to avoid doing so up to this point. There is still time in the day though....and I'm going to try.
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