Truths to Embrace when Recovering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
You may hit some rough patches on the road to recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Sometimes, setbacks stem from low expectations of yourself and negative self-talk. Here are some statements that can point you toward the positive side when your spirits are low.
Persevering through this time and continuing with my healing is courageous.
Setbacks are just bumps in the road — I can get past them and continue my journey.
Taking care of myself is important for me and for my loved ones.
The stronger I become over time, the easier my road to recovery will be. The beginning of this journey is the hardest part.
I’m doing my best each day, and I don’t need to be perfect.
I have supportive people in my life who will help me overcome this problem.
Just because I feel afraid doesn’t mean I’m in any danger.
Often when I feel afraid, it’s because I haven't processed my emotional trauma, putting it behind me, and moving on. After I do this, I’ll be less afraid. I can look forward to that time in the future, even if I’m afraid today.