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In our program, it’s our responsibility to make plans.

We should just be careful not to plan the outcomes to specifically.

We can make a plan, just be careful that it doesn’t turn into an expectation.

An expectation that is unreasonably high is a premeditated resentment.

An expectation that is too low is a premeditated disappointment.

and resentments and disappointments are both dangerous for us alcoholics.

So, we alcoholics need to be careful in this business of resolution making

we need to be careful as we plan our recovery life for the next year.

We need to be flexible as we plan

Our higher power may have a different idea of what the outcome will be.

My experience, I need to be flexible or else I will be miserable.

Do you have any Recovery Plans for 2016?

What are they?

March Round up maybe as a member of the media, not sure what that means

Doing a 4th and 5th with Russ on specific topic

Probably going to do a 12-hour podcast to benefit Dawn Farm’s Detox Unit

How did you decide on those specific needs?

What tools, steps, prayers, what recovery methods

do you plan to use to achieve those goals?

What would make your recovery happier?

  • some ideas may include
    • more time for friends
    • a hobby
    • more service work
    • work all steps
    • work a specific step
    • more prayer

What specific actions will you take to keep you on track?

  • How do we move from an idea of change to actual change
    • calling sponsor on progress
    • journal
    • talk about it at meetings
    • prayer

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What were some of your past recovery plans that you tried?

  • discuss failures
  • discuss successes

For the new guy, what tips would you suggest when making plans?

Some Goal Setting Tips

  • Be specific about personal recovery goals
  • Take small steps and ask for help along the way
  • Establishing a Routine
  • Exercise
  • Reduce stress
  • Eat healthy food

How do you deal with plans not achieved?

What is the difference between expectations and plans

How do you make plans and manage expectations?

What advice would you give the new person who is making recovery plans for the first time?

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