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Setting an Intention for the Next Week

I’m listening to guided meditations every day this week (and for the next three), and this morning was about setting intention for the day. I am a planner, and accustomed to making plans, even long-term ones (although PTSD has made long-term planning hard for me the last few years). I am also a goal-achiever, so…

1% Better – Walking

I walked every day last week! It was my second week in a row to hit my 1% goal, which is surprising and gratifying. I’ve had so many doubts that I could stick with even small things for a week straight, and walking every day for an average of 45 minutes a day wasn’t a…

Practicing Discomfort

I have a really low tolerance for discomfort. And while it might be reasonable to assume that a lot of people share in that, I’ve noticed that I have even less tolerance for discomfort with PTSD. That has really come into focus for me in the last week, post-river, and the realization has challenged me…

1% Failure

Last week I had a new goal to improve by 1% every day. Not in an actually measurable way, but to make small, incremental steps toward bigger goals. I had two things that I wanted to do every day last week, and this week would have two more things that were a step up of…

Data Collection on Myself

I wear a Fitbit to track my sleep and heart rate. I pay a little attention to steps and exercise, but gone is my compulsive goal-meeting to satisfy the little vibrating band on my arm. I was thinking about giving it up for a bit in an effort to listen to my body rather than…