Happiness - Recovered 851
Release Date: 09/20/2017
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I have come to know a lot of people in different stages of recovery. Some are happy and doing well and some are not. It’s clear that alcohol and drugs don’t lead to happiness. If you have worked the steps, you have learned that you used drugs and alcohol to cope with unwanted feelings. However, it’s been my experience that the amount of time spent sober doesn’t guarantee happiness and wellness, either.
So how do you find a feeling of satisfaction in your life and get over the feeling of depression in recovery? The answer lies within you.
Happiness in recovery is not a guarantee. The reality is that everyone is responsible for their own happiness. However, for some, it’s not easy for them to reach it. The path to happiness requires work on our part and doesn’t require a lot of money or worldly success.
Let’s go to you first...
What was first to mind when you heard happiness was going to be the topic? Why?
What is happiness?
Can happiness last?
Is it guaranteed?
What made you happy before program?
What made you happy in early recovery?
What makes you happy today?
What steps help with happiness and why?
What slogans help with happiness and why?
What prayers help with happiness and why?
How do you get happy?
How do you take care of yourself?
How do you give back?
Who are your loved ones that can bring you happiness?
What achieved goals gave you happiness?
How does forgiving give you happiness?
What is the difference between happiness and joy?
What os the difference between satisfaction and happiness?
What is the difference between serenity and happiness?
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