I just did something really impulsive and I kinda wish I didn’t but it’s OK.  What’s done is done.  That was the “old me.”  I used to be insanely impulsive and not think about things before I did them.  That’s a good way to ruin a lot of relationships.  But here’s the thing… When you’re working on yourself and trying to change something about yourself it’s going to be 2 steps forward and one step back.  I’ve taken a lot of steps forward recently so I was due for a step back.  Soon I’ll take two steps forward again.  Then I’ll probably take another step back and get depressed but oh well.  What’s gonna happen is gonna happen.  Just my awareness about this is huge.  Most people walk through life and have no idea what they could work on.  I certainly know.

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  1. This is interesting because I experienced the opposite – I was very analytical and deliberate pre-stroke and am much more impulsive now. I work hard on stopping myself and am pretty successful, but I feel very constrained and stressed that I’ll do something wrong.

    • I could be wrong about this, but I think a brain injury, no matter what, no matter where makes you more impulsive. That’s bad for someone like me who was already very impulsive to begin with.

  2. Awareness is a very important gift we get on this brain injury journey. Make sure you do not let it go and allow it to fade into the background.

  3. I really needed to read your post this morning. You see, I lost my temper this morning with my kids and your cliche about two steps forward and one step back reminded me that I have made huge progress and not to be too hard on myself. I was feeling really guilty about it till I read your post.

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