Monday, March 24, 2008

Automatic Thoughts

In my class last fall one of the theories we studies was Cognitive Therapy. One of the things this theory relies on is automatic thoughts. So if I was working with someone I might have them record their automatic thoughts for a period of time and then we would look for recurring themes to determine how their thoughts affect their behavior. So once in awhile I think about my automatic thoughts....

The receptionist told me that Josiah's next Doctor's appointment is May 5. My immediate thought was, "May 5??? I don't think I'm going to be alive on May 5. That is really far away." And then I realized it is only 6 weeks away. I probably will still be alive.

I suspect that severe exhaustion has set in.

6 comments:

Meghan said...
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Meghan said...

Look at me... I made a blog so I can be cool like you! capturedinyou.blogspot.com

mrshuston said...

carla, i am so sorry. for two reasons. the first reason is because i really feel sorry that you are so exhausted. secondly, because i read this, i laughed...out loud. =D
take care. i love you

Christie said...

Hold on Girl, you can make it! I remember so well...but just think, in a year you probably wont even remember this time and then you will want to have another one!haha!

Valonda L. said...

Hi Carla,
I've been reading back through your blog. I remember those days SO well. I'll be praying for you. As someone on the outside looking in, I know that this phase won't last forever. But I remember all to well, that feeling that it will never end. If you can keep your sense of humor through it, it will serve you well. I can remember crying and laughing at the same time knowing how ridiculous all of the hormones were making me. I feel for you.

Bethany (was Wilson) said...

Hi Carla! You probably don't remember me...way back from high school! How are you? ~Silly question...I remember those days with tiny ones! I hope you have gotten some sleep in the past few nights!