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God, Monday.

I feel like I’m stuck in an impossible situation. I have a long day ahead of me work-wise, I have a longer weekend behind me personal-wise, my HRV monitor isn’t working and might need a new battery so I have no idea where I might be stress-tolerance-wise, and I have to drive for several hours,…

Working with PTSD: Take That Lunch Break

Working with PTSD has a lot of challenges, particularly if you are prone to feeling overwhelmed or if you have a fast-paced job. For most of my career (and like a lot of Americans) I’ve worked in settings in which lunch breaks were sometimes ignored in favor of getting more work done faster, or because…

Working with PTSD: Why a Schedule Matters

Getting myself on a schedule was a challenge last year. I like to wake up naturally, and sometimes that’s my only option, because when my brain wants sleep, it will sleep. I’ve found that having a schedule that mixes external obligations with internal goals is working for me this month. Yesterday I was feeling really…