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365 Lessons To Break Bad Habits

 
Romanticizing the Past (Be Careful) road to sobriety Jun 14, 2024

I’ll admit that sometimes it’s fun to romanticize the past. This doesn’t mean we want to relive those moments, though. Appreciating the good times isn’t the same as fueling...

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Connect with a Spiritual Community spirituality Jun 13, 2024

Go where you can find your people. If unsure where that is, visit different environments and communities, such as churches, AA meetings, volunteer groups, or local meetups. In recovery, two minds...

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Watch Out For Environmental Triggers triggers Jun 12, 2024

Environmental triggers are external cues that provoke cravings or remind someone of their substance use. These triggers are particularly challenging because they are often woven into everyday life...

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Recognize Your Positive Traits patience positive affirmations Jun 11, 2024

Addiction can make us feel worthless like we’re wasting our life. That’s because addiction is an unproductive selfish endeavor where nothing gets accomplished except chaos and trouble....

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Don't Be Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired (HALT) road to sobriety sober life Jun 10, 2024

The HALT acronym includes the most significant stressors—hungry, angry, lonely, and tired—which are the most critical stressors on our bodies. It’s essential to check in with your...

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Let Go Of Shame shame Jun 09, 2024

Shame carries cringe moments you’d like to unload and never see again. However, if we don’t get rid of the shame, the load gets heavier, and it’s a constant reminder of our old...

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Meditation on Surrender (Serenity Prayer) meditations Jun 07, 2024

Most of us understand the benefits of meditation, focusing our mind on the present moment to gain clarity and inner peace. However, I’ve found particular mediations are worth repeating....

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Journaling with Intention journaling Jun 06, 2024

Journaling intentions can be a potent practice. It's like setting the stage for one of the most crucial steps in the recovery process. When someone sits down to write about amends, the result can...

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Jim Carrey's Sober Journey celebrity profile Jun 05, 2024

Funny man Jim Carrey has been open about his mental health struggles, though he has not publicly discussed a personal battle with addiction to drugs or alcohol. Carrey's openness primarily centers...

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Be Accountable For Yourself accountability Jun 04, 2024

In a small Mexican village, Sara dreamed of changing her life. Tired of the monotony of her daily routine running the family food truck, she decided to pursue her passion for sculpting. However,...

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Journal For Gratitude in Sobriety journaling Jun 03, 2024

If you haven’t embraced journaling, it’s time to do so. By journaling the small things, you’ll gain an appreciation for simplicity.  Write about your struggles, victories, or...

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Small Steps Matter one day at a time Jun 02, 2024

In my late twenties, I was a competitive runner. I ran four marathons one year and qualified for the Boston and New York marathons. I was part of a running group, and one of the members was Emma, a...

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Progress Not Perfection In Sobriety inspirational road to sobriety sober life Jun 01, 2024

Focus on ongoing improvement, not achieving perfection, which isn’t reasonable.

 

Aiming for perfection isn’t necessary or obtainable. While trying to be perfect is admirable,...

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Beware Of Bad Patterns patterns May 31, 2024

Patterns, like invisible threads, weave the tapestry of our lives. They are the repeated behaviors, thoughts, and decisions that shape our daily existence and, ultimately, our destiny. Once formed,...

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Sobriety Is A Journey, Not A Destination inspirational road to sobriety sober life May 30, 2024

Learning to recover from substance abuse and live sober is a lifelong journey, not a one-day event.

Initially, people are motivated to get sober because new things are exciting, and we start with...

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Practice Patience patience May 29, 2024

Patience is a virtue that counteracts many defects of character.

Patience is vital in sobriety because recovery is a gradual process, and expecting instant results can lead to frustration and...

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Accountability For Actions accountability amends patterns May 28, 2024

In my addiction, I made a lot of messes; perhaps you can relate. The disasters must be cleaned up; there’s no getting around the work. It's uncomfortable but a crucial step in mending fences...

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Examine Relationship Patterns patterns relationships May 27, 2024

Analyze patterns in your relationships. Recognizing these patterns is essential for building healthier connections. Let’s focus on three patterns: Social, Emotional, and Routine Patterns.

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Why Getting Sober Is Hard road to sobriety sober life May 26, 2024

Getting sober is challenging due to the complex interplay of physical dependency, psychological factors, and environmental influences, all of which necessitate significant lifestyle changes....

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Chrissy Teigen's Sober Journey celebrity profile chrissy teigen May 25, 2024

Chrissy Teigen's choice to embrace sobriety was a desire for a healthier life. Teigen, a model, author, and television personality, made the conscious decision to stop drinking, not because of a...

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Visualize Compassion compassion visualization May 24, 2024

Visualize responding to challenges with compassion, a potent antidote to many defects.

Showing compassion is vital because it connects us to others and creates a sense of belonging. It helps reduce...

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Check Your Personal Inventory patterns personal inventory May 23, 2024

There’s a lot of talk about personal inventories, and it’s essential to understand our shortcomings. However, you might not understand what to write when compiling an inventory....

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How to Breathe breathing impulsive urges meditations May 22, 2024

It might seem silly to talk about breathing. Most people will say, “I get it. Take in oxygen and let your lungs do their magic. Eventually, the heart will pump oxygen in the blood. What is...

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Positive Affirmations loving kindness meditation meditations positive affirmations self love May 21, 2024

Extend love and compassion to yourself and others, addressing defects with understanding.

We need to understand that defects don’t define our worth. Everyone has flaws; they don’t make...

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