Today was one of those elusive good days that I wish I had more of. I was completely stress free and it felt wonderful. I have heard a lot of people say that they wish they could figure out what made good days just that - good days. If we could all figure out this little conundrum, we might just be able to beat the PTSD and go back to leading 'normal' lives.
I realized a long time ago that this kind of thinking, while it may seem constructive, is very counterproductive and usually leads to longer downswings, anger, frustration, and inevitable failure to figure out what triggered the good day. Think about it for a second and you will understand why:
Wash, rinse, repeat.
It doesn't seem so constructive now, does it? What I realized a few years ago is that graciously accepting that you are having a good day and not trying to duplicate it is the best approach. The real reason why this whole line of thought can be so destructive is this: You haven't accepted that you will never 'recover' from your PTSD. Remember the expression, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"? Take it to heart and just revel in the good moments. Write the memories you create on those days in your mind. It will make surviving to the next good day easier.
So there you have it. I hope this gives insight into why the name of this blog is 'Every Day is a New Day'. Any other way of looking at it doesn't serve my best interests.
As I continue my life with PTSD, I will share my challenges and discoveries on this blog.