3 Questions I ask myself when PTSD has me feeling Melancholy?

3 Questions I ask myself when PTSD has me feeling melancholy

 

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kay, even those of us that are seasoned in taming our emotions from PTSD have days when we seem to really difficult. I choose to respond to my emotions because they connect me to my true inner self by giving me peace of mind. They help me honestly express how I feel. My feelings are an integral part of me.

Even when what I am going through generates adverse sensitivities, I use my emotions advantageously. It is not always simple, but not impossible for me to find solutions to issues when I am emotionally charged up.

Oftentimes, I take a moment to confront my melancholy state as soon as I notice the change. I achieve this by either accessing my emotions internally or, my favorite, via creative writing and discovery. Asking myself these 3 Questions helps me to turn any negativity into a learning experience that I can freely share with others (transparency). I am able to make sound choices when I acknowledge my emotions that way.

the questioning process allows me the canning ability to take the focus off my problem

I use to view my emotions as a negative experience and thought that they could only be tamed by traditional medicine; but today I take hold of each of my emotions because they help me express myself in a profound and freeing way. I’m not say traditional medication and counseling is not effective but for much of what I experience in regards to PTSD, I have learned to first commit it to God and then to utilize my melancholy PTSD experiences to build a healthy and positive life for myself, my family and friends.

My decisions in life are based on acknowledging and respecting my true self so that I can live a joyous life after PTSD. I don’t always have a complete answer but the questioning process allows me the canning ability to take the focus off my problem (the negative) and think of it as a solution (the positive).

You have been waiting for these questions that I ask myself when PTSD has me feeling melancholy and here they are:

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. I acknowledge that I have a problem that needs to be solved and decide if this negative emotion is related to things I cannot control or things that I can control?

2. What can I do to manage my emotions so they are more positive?

3. How do I make the necessary adjustment when I find myself caught up?

Bonus Question

4. When is it okay for me to acknowledge that I am unsure of what decision to make and to just allow myself to feel the emotion for a set period of time and then MOVE ON?

Okay, it really is four questions but they are very effective in helping me to address my emotional state when dealing with symptoms from PTSD.