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What Did You Do For You Today???

Discussion in 'Social' started by Nicolette, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Nicolette

    Nicolette ♡ Supporter Admin ♡ Supporter Admin Sponsor $100+

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    Ok, it is a given that as a Supporter we tend to take a back step to PTSD when it is affecting our lives.

    I think we should write a list of what we did for ourselves each day as a habit to remind ourselves to cater to our needs as well. It doesn't have to be anything dramatic or impressive... it could be just taking time out even if for only 10 minutes.
    • Yesterday I went dancing with my husband which I enjoy and is helping strengthening my back (win win for both of us).
    • Today we practised our dance moves...
    • Tomorrow I am going to get my nails done. Having a girly chat with the nail technician is very therapeutic.
    Now it's your turn............

    <edited Nicolette 12.12.11 - moved to general Chit Chat due to both Sufferer and Supporter participation>
     
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  3. Toria

    Toria Sitting duck! Premium Member

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    Yesterday... I took out my frustrations on the front garden! Not much left - but it looks a lot better!

    Last night... I listened to my favourite music whilst my husband watched football.

    Today... I'm going Bike-joring - running my Husky with her pulling my bike.

    Tomorrow... I will nurse my bruises from today's efforts!
     
  4. amethist

    amethist The Mystic Duck Premium Member Donated

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    Today I went for some retail therapy.

    Told my daughter I was not coming over to see her. This was one of those choices of should and could, so chose the should cancel for my own reasons, no one else's.

    Now I am sat here, instead of keeping hubby company while he is watching a film. He can sit and enjoy them on his own more now.
     
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  5. blairwife

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    Went from spring cleaning to super lazy Sunday. Took a long shower, and played some dumb fb games, non-productive but gave me time to relax and space out a bit. Then I always make time for my non-school reading, today I got some sun!!
     
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  6. The Albatross

    The Albatross Product of decisions rather than circumstances Premium Member Sponsor $100+

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    For "we": Mr. Albatross and I fellowshiped with a friend and had a good visit and nutritious supper (and both got hugs).

    For "me": I took a two hour nap and set a goal for quitting cigs. I started at noon today and am aiming for 7 days. Then I'll reassess it. I've been successful twice but relapsed (2 years this time)... the third time a charm??? I promise I won't whine.
     
  7. revelry

    revelry Im gonna show you baby, that a woman can be tough Premium Member

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    This thread is a little dated......but Albatross....Did you quit???? I'm just wondering, because I should..

    I decided to take some time to come here :) It's good for me.
     
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  8. The Albatross

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    I did do 7 days. I began storing up stress like charging up a battery. Resumed, but it is still on the table as a goal. I haven't set a new quit date yet. I was a thumb sucker too. I think it is an offshoot of self soothing as a child... I haven't found a way to self soothe and stop building up stress. I also need to challenge the core belief, that another trauma is waiting for me around the corner... I've had so many... I think that I don't just need to think "hope", I have to believe it. I don't believe it yet after the last trauma. I'm working on it.

    I had forgotten about this thread. I like the idea, but it is in the supporter section. Maybe we can have one in the PTSD section... I do try to do one thing each day to soothe/nurture/parent/love myself. It started as a challenge from a mentor, and it became a habit. I found it really helpful... because when my mind starts slinging sh*t at me about what a f*ck up or failure I am... I can turn my mind back to the small things I do each day, and refute the thoughts giving back love that my brain can't refute... little things I do to care for myself.
     
  9. amethist

    amethist The Mystic Duck Premium Member Donated

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    This morning I had my son-in-laws birthday cake baked and some Madeira cakes for ourselves done and out of the oven by 10 am. :tup:
     
  10. cat

    cat Well-Known Member

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    Until 10mins ago, nothing.

    Now I'm sat in my garden trying to be kinder to myself!
     
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  11. The Albatross

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    My husband invited me to a movie and I bought 2/3rds of a new outfit (already had the pants)... coral, brown, oatmeal gauze with pretty buttons and a rindstone accented T for underneath (not my usual, but it looked "light, comfortable, exotic and had a little bit of flash". And I am going to take a nap.
     
  12. May1321

    May1321 Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday I started the process for filing my bankruptcy which has taken me 3 years to come to terms with. Not my favorite solution but definite result of what happens when you give too much to someone. So it was a good thing for me to accept it and do it and try to celebrate in the moving on from it. So I opened one of my more expensive bottles of wine I had been saving, had specialty cheeses with sliced apples and crackers and split a big piece of chocolate cake with my sufferer after a really good homemade dinner.

    This morning I went for a run on the tred mill, blasted my music, while the sun rose in the window.

    Tonight I'm going to go to my therapy appointment, discuss my accomplishments/realizations (I think I've discovered 3 in the last two weeks) and then go lay in the tanning bed which I know is bad for me but it always relaxes me and I only do it to get ready for being at the lake :)
     
  13. Lionheart777

    Lionheart777 Healing Warrior Premium Member

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    I listened to music from my youth that brought back good memories.
    I did two 15-minute meditations.
    I allowed myself to have pizza.
    Tried to connect with other people here on the forums.
    Will probably take a nice hot bath (with a warm shower to rinse) and go to bed a bit early
     
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