For the New Comers, it is obvious. Resolve to refrain from alcohol. If you fall of sobriety, pick yourself up and start over. Don’t give up.
For old-timers like me, a contented sobriety is a must. I resolve to work on my problems, to seek profession help, when needed, and do everything that is necessary to avoid becoming an unhappy grouchy old man. My handle is impermanence. I am constantly changing. I am alert to notice negative changes and to do something about them.
I am not one to say “Look at me, I am wonderful”. I have a lot of work to do. I am proud that I continue to change for the better.
well... 45 times around the sun and ready for 45 more. I would be dead is an understatement if I didn’t manage to get sober just a few years ago. I honestly had the most blah day and was somewhat disappointed when my office didn’t take me to lunch and there wasn’t a cake at my aa meeting but... really? My mind has expectations that are unrealistic. I was in a pour, pour me mood most of...
A few posts lately reminded me of some additional coping skills I learned while in outpatient treatment so I thought I would share some past homework with y'all."""As a person in recovery, you'll occasionally find yourself in situations where you are entertaining the idea of drinking. Most likely you drank in similar situations in the past, and now you are focusing on those memories. Certain...