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One Day at a Time

3 replies, 3 voices Last updated by  Daryl 3 months ago
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    B-rad
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    @brad

    What are the tools that you have found most helpful to achieve sobriety, one day at a time?

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    Rosemary
    Member
    @Rosemary

    I’m on day 4 and I’ve been sick with the flu so that has made it easier. But right now, as ridiculous as it may seem, I remind myself i’ll Probably lose some extra weight if I can resist for 2 weeks (I don’t want to overwhelm myself with an idea of forever). I don’t think I’m addicted to alcohol, but I know I’ve been self medicating due to anxiety, depression, and avoiding working through past trauma. And while drinking helps me feel better in the present moment while I’m doing it, it is negatively impacting all other areas of my life when I’m sober. So I’m taking control, and attempting to face my problems without it.

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    #10889

    B-rad
    Keymaster
    @brad

    Good job coming to this realization, Rosemary! And welcome here. Whether or not you believe you’re alcoholic (by the definition), you can still practice one day at a time.

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    Daryl
    Member
    @OtherBrotherDaryl

    Obviously working the steps with a sponsor, withholding nothing, completing my amends, and sponsoring/helping others has saved me life. However, the “Most” helpful was meditation. After being sober for years something was missing, and it turned out to be meditation. I have tried a lot of different ways to meditate and what I have found best for me is just being still with my eyes closed, sitting or kneeling for 10 to 15 minutes when I wake up in the morning and before bed every night. Meditation is followed by praying out loud, not in my head. This is much better for me than what I had been doing, which was praying while driving down the road on my way to work because I didn’t allow enough time for fellowship with my creator.

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