What's Your Goal Today? And What Small Steps Will Get You Started?

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stkitt
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   Posted 3/25/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Family..this is where you can write your goals for each day no matter how small or tall they may be.
 
My goal for today is to not let in the stinkin thinkin !  smhair  
 
I am going to use my "kick it to the curb" method of getting rid of any negative thoughts and just get up and  do something if I start to feel down. "Move your body" "Dance to the Music"  tongue  
 
I will challenge my negative thinking............I am going to have a good day today.
 
Hugs at ya and Your Up!
Kitt
 
 


 

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Hibee
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   Posted 3/25/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
My goal for today is to try and stay positive and make plans for the future by starting to look on the web for a new job and plan for my return to the UK which is on Friday.

Great thread Kitt

Ben

Julie1014
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   Posted 3/25/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Excellent thread! My goal for the day is to try and remain calm, and keep things in perspective. I'm trying not to do "what if" thinking. Another goal I have is to go to a new church tonight for a Bible/Prayer study. Here's hoping my anxiety and Crohn's stay in check!:-) Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg three times a day, 1mg at bedtime (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


Mazfire
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   Posted 3/25/2009 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   

My goal is to get through work today with the least possible amount of stress. I listen to calming music in my car on the way to school. cos as soon as i get in the classroom, my aggro level rises in response to the way my students behave.

Maz XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD,  IBS, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium. Phenergan.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


Celey
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   Posted 3/25/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
My goals are to do all of my homework AND write for one of my independent writing projects. (I haven't written anything for a few days, and it is driving me crazy. I chose to take a nap yesterday instead of write... :(... I was so angry afterwards...)
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


ocean1
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   Posted 3/25/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
My goal for this evening is to feel the sadness I have and sit with it but NOT let it drag me deep down to where I can't come back.  I have a right to feel sad but my goal is to NOT let it consume me.  In the past it would have.

Diane
LET US BE GRATEFUL TO PEOPLE WHO MAKE US HAPPY. 
THEY ARE THE CHARMING GARDENERS WHO MAKE OUR SOULS BLOSSOM.

Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.  Medications:  Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 3/25/2009 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Ocean that is GREAT advice and nearly poetic. I suggest if you journal you write it in there or print it out and put it on your fridge.

I have met my goal of the day but want to keep at it for tomorrow!

No major anxiety/panic over my trip on Friday. I took a xanax when I got to work today and it did WONDERS. Instead of feeling fear I felt so excited. I was actually way too happy all day but it was nice to not be afraid. I plan on doing the same tomorrow.

Where I am majorly slacking is in the homework dept. Hope to get at least one class reading done before bed. Third year law school is tough b/c you don't get called on anymore and just basically aren't graded until the final exam. Hard to stay motivated to stay up with it.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 


Nanners
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   Posted 3/26/2009 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I had a really bad Crohns gut yesterday, and today my Fibro is acting up. My goal is just to take each moment as it comes and try to stay relaxed. And keep remembering that this too shall pass.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

stkitt
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   Posted 3/26/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   

You are all doing an awesome job.

My goal today is to remember I am working on accepting myself for who I am............a person with anxiety and depression.

I woke up this morning and the old anxiety was trying to break through with tears and all, but I had a good talk with myself.

I said "Self, now knock it off, you know this is the anxiety trying to take over and  you are the boss so just get up and get going"

I will clean my front entry today.  I will not keep putting it off.

I have written it down here so that I can read this and know I set a goal and I will accomplish it.

Kitt


 

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Julie1014
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   Posted 3/26/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitt, good luck with your goal! My goal for today is to not beat myself up for missing work. I have Crohn's and can only do so much..... So my primary focus is to get through the day with positive reinforement and to try and remain relatively anxiety free. Baby steps.....:-) Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia Nov. 2008, Anxiety Disorder since childhood
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg three times a day, 1mg at bedtime (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


JeannieM
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   Posted 3/26/2009 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
my goal is the same as everyone elses, not let the negative thinking run and ruin my life like it has in the past.

Also I set small goals for myself around the house. Just do one cleaning project a day. This morning I loaded and ran the dishwasher. If I do one thing a day it makes me feel more productive and helps stop more negative thoughts.

stkitt
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   Posted 3/26/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   

I did it, I cleaned my front entry way.....whoooohoooooo.  turn smilewinkgrin tongue :-)

Kitt


JeannieM
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   Posted 3/26/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
YAY Kitt!!!!!!

Green Grove
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   Posted 3/26/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
My goal for the day is to just relax and not work too hard for once. Gives me time to pop onto HW and tell all my family hi :)

Your Bro Sam :)

alwayslove
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   Posted 3/27/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   

my goal today is to get all the vitamins and nutrients i need to help my body HEAL and not to cry even once because it make my face swell up and sets me back....it'll be 6 weeks since surgery on tuesday!!!

im also going to try to remember that "this too shall pass"

btw do you guys know the song "lost" by michael buble?...."life can show no mercy it can tear your soul apart, it can make you feel like you're going crazy but you're not....cause when you feel like you're done and the darkness has won, babe you're not lost"...i love it:)

Edit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRGgnZzUjgE

Here you go.............:)

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 3/28/2009 9:02:14 AM (GMT-6)


CassandraLee
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   Posted 3/27/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello:  I have 2 goals for today.  The first will actually be easier than the second.  The first goal is to clean my kitchen, catch up on my laundry and clean my living room.

My second goal is I need to make up my mind on how to handle a problem I created.  I hurt somebody's feelings this week (i.e. my therapist), that has gone to great extent to help me over the past 6 years.  She has told me that I have hurt her and made her angry.  So, my goal is I need to figure out how to deal with this and go forward.  I can't go back and change the awful mistake I made, but I don't know how to move forward either.  I have sincerely apologized, but I feel awful for what I have done and don't know how to deal with it.

So, maybe while I work on goal #1, I'll figure out how to handle goal #2.

Cass


Green Grove
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   Posted 3/27/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
My goal for the day is to clean the house up some more so the clutter isn't clouding my brain.

Sam :)

Mazfire
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   Posted 3/27/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Not to feel sorry for myself. Not to stress about work- i will shut out all negativity and spend the day reading, writing & listening to relaxing music. pick up my bible and remind myself why i am blessed.

Maz XX


            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
 
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD,  IBS, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium. Phenergan.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


Julie1014
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   Posted 3/28/2009 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I didn't have time to post this yesterday, but my goal was to go to a restaurant last night to meet 5 great friends who I haven't seen in years. I am in a Crohn's flare, and my anxiety is acting up. I dragged myself in the shower, put on some makeup, did my hair, took a Xanax and some Tylenol for the body aches, and spent TWO FULL HOURS in a crowded restaurant with SUCCESS!! Whoo-hoo!!:-) Today I feel like dog crap, but I am so proud of myself for pushing myself even though I am sick and anxious. Yes, there were some anxious moments, but nobody knew but me, and I DID IT!! Blessings, Julie:-)
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia Nov. 2008, Anxiety Disorder since childhood
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg three times a day, 1mg at bedtime (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


Nanners
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   Posted 3/28/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been in a Fibro flare for a few days now, my goal today is to push thru it and get moving!! The exercise is actually good to get things moving again.

Woo hoo good job Stkitt and Julie1014!!

Hugs
Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

stkitt
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   Posted 3/28/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   

Julie, Way to Go.........congratulations.  cool

alwayslove, I added to your post from yesterday. turn

OK, it is Saturday:

My goals today are:

to keep a close eye on what is happening with the Red River flooding and keep praying for the people who are in the middle of this disaster.

to entertain my granddaughter and her mechanical baby.........I understand the "baby" kept her up all night. She is 15 and this is a school project.  She must keep the baby alive..........or she fails on passing the course. Giggle. I will take pictures.

to exercise..............my toughest one.

Kitt

 


Raniah
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   Posted 3/28/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
My goal for today is to take one step at a time, and recognize my accomplishments, no matter how small they might be, instead of looking at the whole 'to do' list and beating myself up about what is yet to be finished. Oh, and to spend at least 30 minutes outside......I really believe in taking time to enjoy the fresh air, look at the sky, listen to the birds, and remember the simple joys of being in nature. :-)

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/28/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Posted Today 10:51 AM (GMT -5)
..........Had a few goals
I did accomplish what I set out to do

I was/am not at all hapy with a post in AD forum and I made it clear as I could .....
Also other goals done........
Hobbled litterally down stairs to do it
NOT whining at all
SO proud of each of you and I do hope you all continued success..........

LYN
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/28/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Posted Today 10:53 AM (GMT -5)
Good for you, Lyn!!!! I so appreciate your posts and your supportive attitude.

POSTED by my friend.......Raniah
T/Y hun'Luvs
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Fibro & Other DD

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                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
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Raniah
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   Posted 3/28/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I just had my 30 mins (or more!) outside in the sunshine. I took my geriatric cat with me, and I think it really put a spring in her step to walk around outdoors with her mom. :-)
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