As I mentioned in my post titled “Coming This Week . . . ,” I needed to deal with my anxiety today, and I didn’t get to the EMDR.  Today was hard for me because I had expected to get some significant EMDR work done.  It didn’t happen.  So I am disappointed in myself.  However, as my therapist said, my work is just going to take a little longer.  I need to be patient with myself. 

Complex PTSD is just that:  Complex!  And it takes longer to deal with something that is complex than it does to deal with something that isn’t so complex.  For more information on this, see the essay on this blog titled “Complex PTSD:  Does It Exist?” 

Knowing the above does not make me feel better about the fact that I didn’t get any EMDR work done today, but on the way home, I distracted myself from the feeling of failure by treating myself to a much-needed pair of new athletic shoes–and they were on sale for $44!  So something good happened, and for that, I am grateful. 

Appreciate the little pleasures in life, for they can cushion the bumps and help you keep your perspective.

More news as time passes . . .