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Big Book Weekend Into Action – Recovered 1288

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John K. & Michael K. of the Primary Purpose group of Dallas, TX going through the Big Book at the Big Book Weekend in Pratt, KS – December 2nd 2006

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Being Kind to Self – Recovered 1285

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When taking the journey toward recovery and sobriety, it’s important to be kind and patient with yourself. Not only does this help you to focus on your goals rather than your past mistakes, but it also helps you to build confidence in yourself and your choices in the future.

For many people who struggle with addiction, being overly critical of themselves is common. Although it is important to acknowledge your faults to help you to establish and accomplish your goals, it is also important to be kind to yourself to move forward.

Contrary to popular belief, being kind to yourself isn’t a selfish act. By understanding your disease and acknowledging your desire to do better for yourself, you are allowing yourself the opportunity to learn from your mistakes.

Tonight, we talk about Being Kind to Ourselves.

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Big Book Weekend How It Works – Recovered 1286

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John K. & Michael K. of the Primary Purpose group of Dallas, TX going through the Big Book at the Big Book Weekend in Pratt, KS – December 2nd 2006

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Big Book Weekend We Agnostics – Recovered 1284

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John K. & Michael K. of the Primary Purpose group of Dallas, TX going through the Big Book at the Big Book Weekend in Pratt, KS – December 2nd 2006

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Quiet Time – Recovered 1283

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Neuroscientists have found that those who dedicate themselves to more quiet time develop a much greater capacity for empathy and deep thought. This is because these skills require a slower variety of thought processes in order to develop. Therefore, by focusing on making time to be alone with your thoughts you can become a better parent, sibling, partner, and friend!

This type of exercise is especially relevant to those in recovery. Creating temporary physical and mental space away from your immediate life allows for reflection on the past, present, and future. Being a bit removed from the situation makes this a good time to assess who you truly are as a person and how you have been acting and makes it easier to see what might need to change in your life.

Tonight, we talk about Quiet Time.

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How Job Hunters Can Make Ends Meet During the Recovery Process

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This is an article written by

Rufus Carter
rufus@recoveringworks.com

How Job Hunters Can Make Ends Meet During the Recovery Process

Once you take the first steps toward recovering from alcohol addiction, it can feel like you have a new lease on life. This can be a period of fresh starts for you, and that includes getting a second chance at pursuing your career goals. However, it may not be easy to make ends meet while searching for your first job opportunity during the recovery process. If the pressures start to become overwhelming, it is important to remind yourself of a few basic guidelines you should follow to give yourself the best shot at success, both in your job-hunting endeavors and on your road to recovery.

Know How to Find the Best Opportunities

Experts explain that a simple resume is not enough – you need a strong, well-written resume that highlights your strengths and helps you stand out from the crowd. With a powerful resume in hand, you can make the most of various platforms where the best job opportunities are waiting.

You might start by perusing job boards for full-time, part-time, or freelance positions that suit your current circumstances. Social media sites can be another place to find openings as well as get into immediate contact with potential peers and employers. If possible, consider attending a local job fair and use the event as an opportunity to network with professionals already working in your field of choice.

Utilize the Resources Available to You

In addition to the resources you can use for simply finding job opportunities, there are also resources that can help you prepare for the career ahead. There are nonprofit organizations that may provide the support you need to navigate life while still recovering from an addiction. You can also reach out to a career coach who is qualified to provide advice on how to grow relevant skills. If a lack of motivation or other emotional struggles is holding you back, subscribe to the Recovered podcast for inspirational content that can put you in the right frame of mind as you continue to recover after alcohol addiction.

Start a Business

Launching your own business is a viable option for generating income, even if you only view it as a side gig to help make ends meet while pursuing your dream career. Regardless, every business of any size should learn how to start a company with ZenBusiness to improve its chances of success. This starts with a business plan. Your business plan should include a detailed description of your enterprise as well as its overall structure and funding needs.

Once your business starts accepting customers, it is important to maintain an efficient invoicing practice so that you always get paid quickly and on time. Using an invoice generator, you can design a customized invoice from a library of pre-made templates and add your own logo or eye-catching imagery to reduce the risk of your clients overlooking their payment obligations.

Prioritize Your Recovery

Though it may feel as though you have no choice but to secure a certain amount of income very quickly, the reality is that your recovery is the highest priority. Neglecting healthy habits and putting excess pressure on yourself can present the risk of sending you right back where you started. With that in mind, be sure to make time for self-care and peaceful reflection even in the most stressful of times.

The road to recovery and normalization is difficult to tread alone, but it does not have to be a solitary journey. By seeking help and using the resources at your disposal, you can soon go beyond simply making ends meet.

Enjoying the Holidays Sober

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The holidays are often characterized as a season of togetherness with family and loved ones, but for many, navigating through this time of year while sober is uncharted territory.

There is so much support out there for people committed to their sobriety, especially during the holidays. However, the added stressors of gifts, events, parties, and relatives can intensify urges and vaporize a resolve in the afternoon that was solid in the morning.

We, at Recovered, understand firsthand the potential challenges and we want to offer our experience, strength, and hope for surviving the holidays.

Tonight, we talk about our Enjoying the Holidays Sober

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The Serenity Prayer – Recovered 1281

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.

This prayer asks positive power to help you peacefully accept those things you can’t change, and to have the courage to change what you can. In my experience, this often means changing my own whispered lies, words, and actions. If you’re confused about which things you can change and which ones you can’t, pause and ask for the wisdom to know which of the two choices is best for your situation.

Tonight, we talk about the Serenity Prayer.

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Gratitude List – Recovered 1280

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When people are grateful for what they have, they will experience a great deal of happiness. When the individual constantly complains, it will be impossible for them to find peace of mind.

Gratitude is not about what people have or do not have. There are billionaires who still do not feel satisfied and poor people who feel they have everything they need.

Tonight, we talk about Gratitude.

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Hobbies in Recovery – Recovered 1279

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Hobbies are important for everyone: they can act as a fun and healthy outlet, or even something that brings more meaning to your life. But they’re crucial when you’re in recovery.

Early in sobriety, you may only have energy for therapy and self-care. But as time goes on, you’ll need to spend the time you used to fill with alcohol or drugs in healthier ways — that’s where hobbies come in.

We’re not here to tell you what hobbies to pick up: that can be an exciting journey for you to go on! But we do want you to understand how having new hobbies can benefit and shape your recovery:

Tonight, we talk about Hobbies.

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