“Reflect upon you present blessings, of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
Please find below a very good post from Ali Kerr, ‘ A helpful tool for recovery’. A lot of people are struggling with recovery right now, we hope you’ll find the tools below effective in your journey to recovery and healing.
A helpful tool for recovery
It is normal to find recovery challenging.
It is normal to struggle.
All that I ask is that you don’t give up on recovery.
Just stay focused and you can make it through no matter how many set backs you have.
Something that can be helpful to keep you focused is the “Daily Check In”.
It helps you refine your recovery plan, reaffirms your current goals and provides a time when you can focus on you. It takes around 10 minutes and is exceptionally beneficial.
Every day set aside 10 minutes to write in your recovery journal and answer these following questions:
1. Did my recovery go today as planned?
2. What impediments were there?
3. What can I do to remove the impediments next time & improve the process?
4. Also write down an outline for your plan for tomorrow.
5. If you are meal planning you may also want to write down what you plan to eat tomorrow and at what time.
6. Finally, think about any obstacles you may face tomorrow and make a plan of how you can best navigate those obstacles.
That’s it. Try it out for a week and see how it works for you.
It’s a great little habit to get into.
Your friend and coach,
“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”