Making Recovery Plans for 2016 - Recovered 660
Release Date: 12/30/2015
Buddy C found a practical spirituality that has helped him apply the 12 Steps to all areas of his life, especially surrendering more of his will and life’s cares to a Power Greater than himself.info_outline Being Grateful - Recovered 1192
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Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 2 - Recovered 1190
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In our program, it’s our responsibility to make plans.
We should just be careful not to plan the outcomes to specifically.
We can make a plan, just be careful that it doesn't turn into an expectation.
An expectation that is unreasonably high is a premeditated resentment.
An expectation that is too low is a premeditated disappointment.
and resentments and disappointments are both dangerous for us alcoholics.
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.
Do you have any Recovery Plans for 2016?
What are they?
March Round up maybe as a member of the media, not sure what that means
Doing a 4th and 5th with Russ on specific topic
Probably going to do a 12-hour podcast to benefit Dawn Farm’s Detox Unit
How did you decide on those specific needs?
What tools, steps, prayers, what recovery methods
do you plan to use to achieve those goals?
What would make your recovery happier?
- some ideas may include
- more time for friends
- a hobby
- more service work
- work all steps
- work a specific step
- more prayer
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
We have Calls
What were some of your past recovery plans that you tried?
- discuss failures
- discuss successes
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
- Reduce stress
- Eat healthy food
How do you deal with plans not achieved?
What is the difference between expectations and plans
How do you make plans and manage expectations?
What advice would you give the new person who is making recovery plans for the first time?