One of the major aspects of PTSD that is the hardest to deal with is the catastrophic thinking that makes me focus on the worst possible outcome in any given situation. I have been struggling mightily with this for the past week or so. What's my response to this type of obsessing? To go down into my man-cave and hide from everything and play video games...
Well, I took a step in the right direction tonight. Even though I am having these intrusive worries that won't go away, I resisted the urge to go downstairs. It is a testament to my decision to blog about this. I wanted to write about it rather than wallow in it. I find that sharing what I am going through is cathartic.
As I continue my life with PTSD, I will share my challenges and discoveries on this blog.