Whether you have a goal as a marker to show yourself your own progress, or whether the goal is just something to focus on to get you through the hardest parts, goals are an important tool during recovery so that we can remember that there is more to life than just the day-to-day grind through our ptsd symptoms.
Even if it's just a short-term goal, something you want to accomplish that day, a goal can give you focus, and give you an excuse to celebrate when it's accomplished. For those of us with a major daily struggle (like eating a well-balanced meal, leaving the house, or even just making phone calls), setting a goal of accomplishing a single task can prove satisfying - it's easier to accomplish just one difficult thing than many. Monthly goals could be anything from trying a new exercise in therapy to having at least one night out with friends. Whereas longterm goals might be to find a therapist or move into your own place, etc.
So this week's questions are:
- What day to day goals can you set for yourself?
- What monthly goals can you set for yourself?
- What long term goals, whether in life, therapy, or work, could you set for yourself?