I have found myself slipping into my old way of thinking this week. I don’t like it. I haven’t thought of drinking but I know that if I don’t get a grip on this I will soon start.
I was such an angry and bitter person when I was active in my addiction and I never want to go back to that. I’ve made tremendous strides in my recovery the last few months. I almost never think about drinking and I have gotten better at looking on the bright side and finding the positive in everything. I want to continue moving forward, but in order to do so I must have a plan for when times get tough. I can’t just sit here waiting for everything to get better. I did that for years and we all know how that turned out. So here it is……
Lena’s “Don’t just sit there like a dumbass, do something” Plan of Action”
·NEGATIVE THINKING PRODUCES NEGATIVE RESULTS. I must force the negativity from my thoughts. They are neither healthy nor productive. Replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Make a gratitude list.
·LET GO AND LET GOD. Pray/meditate more. Set aside a few minutes everyday to spend with my Higher Power. It always makes for a better day.
·IDLE HANDS ARE THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP. Stay busy. Stay productive. Find something to do other than think thoughts. Make something, write something, call a friend, go for a walk, etc.
·SERENITY PRAYER. It always turns a stressful situation into a tolerable situation. Say it as many times as it takes!
So that’s my action plan. I’ve put it in writing and I know what I have to do. Now I just have to do it!
If I’m not the disordered voices in my head, then who am I?
If I’m not my bad moods and disordered behaviours that I’ve held for so long since I can pretty much remember, then what am I?