Gifts of Recovery - Recovered 480
Release Date: 04/02/2014
Self-discipline is the willingness to put some limitations on behavior in order to gain something or make life better.info_outline Humility - Recovered 1157
Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.info_outline Willingness - Recovered 1155
Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.info_outline Integrity - Recovered 1152
Sobriety helps us reconnect with our true selves and become reacquainted with our inner light, our life’s mission, and our purpose.info_outline Courage - Recovered 1150
Any challenges life throws your way, you now know how it feels to look fear in the face and remember how capable you are of walking through it.info_outline Faith - Recovered 1148
In order to keep going and develop sobriety the individual needs to have faith that things are going to keep improving.info_outline Hope - Recovered 1146
Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see a path to a better futureinfo_outline Honesty - Recovered 1144
It is normal to struggle with owning up to dishonesty, but the key is to acknowledge when it occurs as soon as possible. If not, you could struggle with feelings of guilt and put your sobriety in jeopardy.info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1142
Here in our virtual studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks. Each stick has a recovery topic written on it. We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen.info_outline Reaching Out - Recovered 1140
If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, reaching out for help can be hard. You’ve probably tried several times to handle this by yourself, but the problem is just too big to tackle without help.info_outline
There are two benefits from recovery: we have short-term gains and long-term gains.
The short-term gains are the things we can do today that help us feel better immediately. Long Term gains may be a bit more spiritual
Let’s talk about the short term gifts
1. feel better
2. Can wake up in the morning
3. Don’t have to lie
4. We can remember the night before
5. Shame is lifted
6. We can watch ourselves grow beautiful as we shed shame, guilt, resentments, self-hatred, and other negative buildups from our past.
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Long Term Gifts
new freedom new happiness
will not regret
self pity will disappear
fear will leave
4. We can watch the quality of our relationships improve with family, friends, and spouses.
5. We find ourselves growing steadily and gradually in our capacity to be intimate and close, to give and receive.
6. We can watch ourselves grow in our careers, in our ability to be creative, powerful, productive people, using our gifts and talents in a way that feels good and benefits others.
7. We discover the joy and beauty in ourselves, others, and life.
The long-term progress is steady, but sometimes slow, happening in increments and often with much forward and backward movement. Enough days at a time of practicing recovery behaviors and piling up short term gains leads to long-term rewards.
Today, I will be grateful for the immediate and long-term rewards of recovery. If I am new to recovery, I will have faith that I can achieve the long-term benefits. If I’ve been recovering for a while, I will pause to reflect, and be grateful for my overall progress.