Frustration- Recovered 1041
Release Date: 10/29/2019
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When lack of results toward recovery goals brings about increasing frustration, it’s all too easy to get so caught up in the emotion that you miss out on the bigger picture. Recovery isn’t a straight-line progression of one success after another. Often, the learning curve takes a number of twists and turns before flattening out and heading toward a desired goal.
Tonight, we talk about Frustration
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When frustration threatens to overwhelm you and cause you to fall into despair or depression, instead of giving up, get it together. Take constructive action.
Friend of the podcast, Author Annie Highwaater recently wrote an excellent article on tonight's topic of frustration. Many of our discussion questions were inspired by Annie’s article.
I encourage all our listeners to read the article which can be found on our website at recoveredcast.com
All of Annie’s links can be found in the show notes
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First to mind on topic?
What is frustration to you? (Frustration: the feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of inability to change or achieve something.)
In early sobriety, what was your greatest frustration?
Today, what are some of your frustrations?
Who do you get frustrated with most often?
Do you know what situations trigger you into frustration? (failure, insecure, attachment to the wrong people,)
When you are frustrated, how do you most commonly act out?
Where does this lead? (i.e. despair, hopelessness, etc.)
How do you move out of frustration? (acceptance?)
What tools of the program help?
What non program tools help?
Can frustration be prevented for you?
How can flexibility help with frustration?
How flexible are you in recovery?
How can expectations affect your frustration level?
How do you set expectations?
When you have multiple things to get done, how do you decide what to do first?
How do you handle failure?
How can the fellowship help with frustration?
How do you do self-care?
How does attitude help?
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What would you say to the new person about Frustration?
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What would you say to the new guy about Frustration?
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