Recovery Goals - Recovered 1053
Release Date: 01/15/2020
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The concept of “spiritual awakening” has many meanings. Keeping it simple, a spiritual awakening is really just a psychic change that, among other things, eliminates our obsession to drink. For some it can be quite a powerful and immediate experience, for others it is an ongoing concurrent part of working the 12 steps. The exact wording of step 12 is: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Tonight, we talk about Step 12. 3:25 To skip the intro This week, ...info_outline Joe and Charlie Part 9 - Recovered 1270
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Exploring spirituality in the 11th Step of AA Alcoholics anonymous can be a wonderful and illuminating experience. We now have a solid frame of reference built by the previous Ten Steps of AA. Our recovery has helped us to stay sober one day at a time and has allowed us to expand our capacity for new information about ourselves, and the world around us. This open-mindedness is one of the greatest things about AA. In AA the concept of a “higher power” and “God as we understand him” really affords every single person, from every walk of life, an unlimited choice of spiritual beliefs and...info_outline
In our program, it’s our responsibility to make plans. Making plans help us to achieve goals. Goals to improve our well being. Goals to help us be happy, joyous, and free. We are told, it is okay to plan, just that we should be careful not to plan the outcomes. We can make a plan, we should just be careful that our plan doesn't turn into an expectation. An expectation that is unreasonably high can turn into a premeditated resentment. And resentments are dangerous for us alcoholics.
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So, we alcoholics need to be careful in this business of resolution making we need to be careful as we plan our recovery life for the next year. We need to be flexible as we plan. Our higher power may have a different idea of what the outcome will be. My experience, I need to be flexible or else I will be miserable.
What would make your recovery happier?
more time for friends
more service work
work all steps
work a specific step
What specific actions will you take to keep you on track?
How do we move from an idea of change to actual change?
calling sponsor on progress
talk about it at meetings
What were some of your past recovery plans that you tried?
Do you have any Recovery Plans for 2020?
What are they?
How did you decide on those specific needs?
What tools, steps, prayers, what recovery methods
do you plan to use to achieve those goals?
How do you deal with plans not achieve, how do you deal with failure?
How do you make plans and manage expectations?
For the new guy, what tips would you suggest when making plans?
Some Goal Setting Tips
Be specific about personal recovery goals
Take small steps and ask for help along the way
Establishing a Routine
Eat healthy food
What advice would you give the new person who is making recovery plans for the first time?
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