I’ve been through two full courses of DBT for my Borderline Personality Disorder. Several years later I find that I still rely on the skills I learned. I sometimes have to be reminded, but they’re still there. Somewhere.
One of the ideas that comes with DBT is this whole business of “building a life worth living.” Most of us living with a mental health Dx don’t take the time to stop and think about how we’d really like our lives to be – generally because we’re too busy trying to stay afloat. But DBT therapists will tell you that you need to know what you want your life to look like so that you know what to work towards. Makes total sense, right?
So this is kind of like Building Rome, but on a longer term / bigger scale. I’d like to think that the two compliment each other nicely. And I’d invite anyone who is interested to do this as well.
My intention right now is to make some long term life goals for myself and then start figuring out how to get there. I’m going to try to break those big goals into smaller bits that will then be my weekly Building Rome goals. See what I did there?
I need to spend a little more time really figuring out what those big goals are. I know that I want a good balance of health, education, financial, creative, and career. Maybe just one in each of those categories? I’m not sure yet. But I wanted to get the idea out there and see what y’all think. I know how much help the weekly goals with BR have been for me, and I’m definitely going to make sure that this ends up a companion piece to that.
At any rate…