I wanted to start this thread, my own practice log, to help keep myself accountable. The purpose, so far, is to log my experiences each week to keep me on track. Maybe it'll influence some ideas of your own and possibly start helpful SA conversations.
Just to give a little background/introduction on myself...
I have to admit I have been ruminating on the idea of purchasing the series for well...8 years. Yeah, I'm pretty good at procrastinating. After realizing, again (probably the thousandth time), I REALLY need the help in the past few months (I take my time - you can see why I need a log now) I asked myself how I would feel when I was ten years older and I didn't go through the experience of treatment knowing I could do it for $159. That honestly lit the fire under me to go through with it. I battled it for that long because I believed from time to time I was okay.. maybe I was every so often, but I always have had this torment lingering over me that kept me nervous, awkward and avoidant when social situations were either going on or in the near future. SA has affected my self-esteem, my relationships and my outlook on my own life. It is time to tackle this monster. I think I also prolonged this journey because I've been highly functional with SA. I've kept a good job for 17 years but I continue to go through the mental anguish.
So in short I need to keep my self accountable and on track. I think one of the biggest achilles heals in my life has been not being about to follow through once I decide to do something that requires some commitment. I can do this. I know I will eventually have the "trying" day and not feel like doing the therapy. I have to remember to not undermine myself on those days and know I can do it and keep it regular.
My plan is to update this once a week at a minimum.