First, by packing, I mean packing for a trip. Not packing heat! Ok, so my wife travels a lot for work and occasionally it’s to a place where I can tag along. This is awesome since I’m unable to work. It gets me away from the house.
Packing can be an issue with the memory/concentration issues that PTSD can cause. It can take me an entire day to pack because I keep forgetting, or obsessing, over whether I packed certain items or not.
I have used the Evernote app on my phone to deal with this problem and relieve the stress of traveling. I created a checklist in Evernote of all of the things I need to pack for a trip. I have one list for a normal trip, and one for a camping trip. As I pack I simply go through the list and check them off. Then, later in the evening when I start stressing over whether I packed something or not I can simply open Evernote, look at the list and see if I checked it off or not. This saves me from the obsessive thoughts that cause me to eventually go back to my suitcase several times.
- 5 Ways to Plan a Better Trip with Evernote (evernote.com)