Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 814965

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Log 3

Posted by Angela2 on February 27, 2008, at 12:10:48

My therapist is gone this week, and I really wish I could see her. I think things are going to go really well with her. I see her next week.

I have come to an important realization. Yesterday I was looking over a journal from 4 months ago to now, and I hadn't gotten any better, and there WAS progress, but It was small progress like driving to the store, etc, no big things I wanted to accomplish like obtain a job or go out socially more to make friends.

I asked myself, why has my progress stayed the same? Why am I still unahppy? And my answer was: because I avoid these things and because I don't follow through with a lot of my scheduled appointments. I think this is really important and I want to bring it up to my T next week. I hope that some of my homework can be on this.

Between this week and next week though, I don't want to be a hermit. So I will do the best I can. If anyone has any ideas on how to be brave and push myself a little harder I'd love to hear them. OK well that's all for now.

 

Re: Log 3

Posted by MissK on February 27, 2008, at 13:58:56

In reply to Log 3, posted by Angela2 on February 27, 2008, at 12:10:48

>If anyone has any ideas

Consider asking a family member, friend or even an acquaintance to come over to go with you. It's harder to retreat when you've agreed with someone and they've made the effort to actually come over, or if you've agreed to meet them somewhere.

 

Re: Log 3 Angela2

Posted by Kath on February 27, 2008, at 16:24:44

In reply to Log 3, posted by Angela2 on February 27, 2008, at 12:10:48

Hi Angela,

How about going to the library? Do you like books/reading? Most libraries also lend out movies.

:-) Kath

You sound like you are doing GREAT - you're taking your healing seriously & 'owning' your part in it. I'm proud of you.

 

Re: Log 3 MissK

Posted by Angela2 on February 27, 2008, at 17:08:53

In reply to Re: Log 3, posted by MissK on February 27, 2008, at 13:58:56

> >If anyone has any ideas
>
> Consider asking a family member, friend or even an acquaintance to come over to go with you. It's harder to retreat when you've agreed with someone and they've made the effort to actually come over, or if you've agreed to meet them somewhere.

OK, yeah I could do that. Thats a good idea Miss K. Thank you for responding!

Angela

 

Re: Log 3 Kath

Posted by Angela2 on February 27, 2008, at 17:11:44

In reply to Re: Log 3 Angela2, posted by Kath on February 27, 2008, at 16:24:44

> Hi Angela,
>
> How about going to the library? Do you like books/reading? Most libraries also lend out movies.
>
>
Kath, I love the library. It is like one of my favorite places to go.

:-) Kath
>
> You sound like you are doing GREAT - you're taking your healing seriously & 'owning' your part in it. I'm proud of you.

Thank you Kath! writing out my thoughts has helped a lot with this.

 

Re: Log 3 Angela2

Posted by llurpsienoodle on February 28, 2008, at 13:25:41

In reply to Log 3, posted by Angela2 on February 27, 2008, at 12:10:48

Do you have any friends who could use a helping hand? Often I find myself venturing further from home to help others than I would just to help myself.

You could go to the store and get some stuff to make him/her a gift basket.

You could offer to do grocery shopping for someone

Or throw a little party. a wine and cheese soiree, or something like that?

-Ll

 

Re: Log 3 llurpsienoodle

Posted by Angela2 on February 28, 2008, at 14:16:45

In reply to Re: Log 3 Angela2, posted by llurpsienoodle on February 28, 2008, at 13:25:41

> Do you have any friends who could use a helping hand? Often I find myself venturing further from home to help others than I would just to help myself.
>
> You could go to the store and get some stuff to make him/her a gift basket.
>
> You could offer to do grocery shopping for someone
>
> Or throw a little party. a wine and cheese soiree, or something like that?
>
> -Ll

Hi Ll! Well, I have one friend who lives about 20 min away. I am going somewhere with her on Saturday so I guess that is good.

Yes, I think it's easier doing things for other people too. My parents used to rely on me sometimes to drive my brother to school. Maybe I could start that up again...

There is also a center downtown where people go to socialize. It's a really great program and I wish I went there more often but something holds me back and I think I need to talk to my T about it.

Helping other people is a GREAT idea Llurpsie, thank you for bringing it up. I recently went online and found the perfect volunteer opportunity helping kids.

I just feel like I need to talk to my T before I do some of these things. My T said something recently that I only see her for 50min of the week and the rest is up to me, something like that...I don't want to be dependent on her either. I should probably bring this up next time I see her. I think it's a way for me to procrastinate when I say I need to see her first.
ok well, thanks for your response Ll, I appreciate it!

Angela2

 

Re: Log 3 Angela2

Posted by Kath on February 29, 2008, at 20:14:04

In reply to Re: Log 3 llurpsienoodle, posted by Angela2 on February 28, 2008, at 14:16:45

Angela - I think you're going to be OKAY!! I think you'll do VERY well. You are so very insightful & willing to look honestly at yourself.

AND willing to talk with T about important things that you're wondering about.

Angela - do you know it? You Rock!!!

hugs, Kath

 

Re: Log 3

Posted by Angela2 on March 2, 2008, at 15:09:35

In reply to Re: Log 3 Angela2, posted by Kath on February 29, 2008, at 20:14:04

Thanks Kath. You rock too.

OK, so I went to the library with my mom, I walked farther than I have in a while, and I drove around, didn't go very far but I think I did as good as I could. I can't wait till T comes back.

I just emailed someone about volunteering with kids somewhere. I saw an ad for it and thought it would be the perfect for me. The only thing is I still don't feel comfortable driving. But I didn't say WHEN I could volunteer. So maybe the person I emailed will get back to me and we can set something up for in a few weeks.

 

Re: Log 3 Angela2

Posted by Kath on March 2, 2008, at 20:17:19

In reply to Re: Log 3, posted by Angela2 on March 2, 2008, at 15:09:35

sounds good.

You are being so proactive in your recovery & taking it so seriously.

I admire you greatly.

As someone once said to me (& it meant a LOT):

Highest praise!!!

luv, Kath


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