Replace Behaviours with Healthy Ones:
- Break the habit pattern.
- We can’t get sober in a vacuum.
- We can’t simply stop destructive behaviour. We have to replace it with healthy new activities.
- Often we have to be as compulsive for a time about sobriety as we were about acting out. Try taking creative actions you’ve never taken before.
- Prove to yourself you are capable of healthy actions by taking them.
- “In maintaining my sobriety, I find it more useful to keep in mind what I call my top line rather than my bottom line. My top line is what I do want for myself, my program goals.
- I want to integrate myself physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually; to relate to others from a state of wholeness; to live making decisions from a place of freedom and clarity rather than compulsion and confusion; to feel sufficiently safe to stay open enough to find the little realities of life moving, rather than needing to get dropped off a cliff to get a thrill.
I want to be present, living in the “now”, seeing things the way they are, and be glad to be alive to experience the wonder of life. “There is only now, the past is long gone, and the future has not happened yet”.