Awakening

Awakening

Inspirational writings to help awaken the mind, body, and spirit as we trduge the road to happy destiny together.

  If you have been in or around addiction enough you may have heard the same tune over and over again from some people. “I’ve tried recovery and it doesn’t work for me.” But what is really going on there? Does recovery not work, or are you just not willing to take the necessary action to recover? Self-Sabatoge And Your Recovery Denial Many addicts don’t even notice they have a problem, so recovery seems pointless. Denial is usually a coping mechanism that some people use so they don’t have to face whatever issues are ailing them. So if you’re unwilling…
I remember sometime after being admitted to the hospital for treatment of my chemical addiction I believed that drugs and booze were my problem and that once I was free of them, I would be “just fine”.  I mean it made sense didn’t it? Prior to drinking and drugging I had some problems…who doesn’t? But overall, I didn’t get REALLY messed up behaviorally until I started using. So upon entering treatment and the fog beginning to lift slightly, I got my first glimpse at the disaster, otherwise known as “Rebecca” and summarized that it should be easily fixed, all I needed to do…
What 4th of July party ideas have you come up with now that you are in early recovery from an addiction to alcohol and/or drugs?  This may be the first Independence Day you get to celebrate sober, which makes it extra memorable because you will actually get to be in the moment and experience life as it happens instead of just watch it pass by due to being inebriated by substances.  After all, recognizing the 4th of July is particularly special since it is a holiday all about freedom. 4th of July Party Ideas Celebrating July 4th sober is an…
Emotional sobriety is a term used that describes the recovery process past physical sobriety. We find that just putting down the drugs and alcohol is not enough for an addict or alcoholics to stay clean and sober long-term. More work has to be done in order to maintain recovery. How to Protect Emotional Sobriety The best ways to ensure you keep your emotional sobriety in check can begin with being aware of your daily typical needs.  You can’t expect yourself to be helping others in your program of recovery and doing the next right thing when you aren’t adequately taking…
When you’re an alcoholic and/or addict whose struggling during a difficult time in your recovery, it can be challenging to appreciate life.  However, you can be grateful for each day you make it through without picking up a drink and/or drug.  Instead of focusing on where could be stronger in your recovery, you should look at how far you’ve come along and use it as motivation to continue along in your journey.  Struggling In Recovery It’s through the painful circumstances alcoholics and addicts are pushed into recovery mode.  Pain can cause enough willingness to get better because people can’t stand…
  When you were active in your addiction drinking and abusing drugs heavily, it’s not absurd to assume that you questioned what the driving force was for your character defects.  Now that you’re recovering from your addiction to alcohol and/or drugs, it should be apparent how self-centered fear caused you to react in certain ways.  With this, taking a deeper look at the bigger question can help you get down to the causes and conditions to do some character building: what are you afraid of after all? What Fear Keeps Stopping You? Fear can take many alcoholics and addicts back…
Whether you’ve been in recovery for an addiction to alcohol and/or drugs for a short period of time or several decades, sobriety may seem as though it’s beginning to get monotonous.  You can change your attitude by reigniting the fire when you learn about new ways to live happy, joyous, and free. Ways to Live Happy, Joyous, and Free You may have already tried these ways to live happy in sobriety, but revisiting some of the techniques or implementing additional changes to the routines can prove effective in aiding to a more meaningful life. Exercise Exercising doesn’t just promote your…
  When problems arise, the alcohol and/or addict may be used to quickly turning to alcohol and/or drugs but now they have to face the situation with a sober mind and see just how they can implement important principles into their newfound sober lifestyle.  A sober lifestyle goes beyond more than abstinence from alcohol and drugs.  Sobriety constitutes the ability to make less destructive, healthier choices in life and when poor decisions or mistakes are made, they hopefully find the inner strength to be accountable and make amends to anyone who may have been harmed when caught in the cross…
  The concept of a self will run riot may be an idea that comes naturally to an alcoholic and/or addict.  However, recovering individuals may not realize they have been on one until after the fact.  It’s easier to reflect back on the story after the damage has already been done and the person can look back to wonder what they were thinking instead. Definition of Self Will Run Riot What exactly defines a self will run riot?  Like it is stated on Page 62 in the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, the definition of a self will run riot can…
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