At the beginning, I had triggers with OLD. It didn't last long.
But after I pushed myself a little, it's actually been good for self esteem. I did it slowly, in small steps, as I do everything.
I can't let him ruin everything.
One thing for triggers that helped me immensely, is kind of like going to get a shot or blood test. I always plan a very small reward for a difficult thing I have to do and when I am preparing for the event, I think only of the reward. It diminishes the hard part.
When I'm on the other side, for that reward, I do one tiny thing that's whatever the heck I want. It's amazing how much it's helped.
This has gotten me through some major life events all alone.Ashland 13
A person is a person, no matter how small. -Dr. Suess