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Mary Pearl J. at AlAnon Womens Retreat
One of the famous sayings used by Twelve Step groups is that you have to give it away in order to keep it. What this is referring to is the idea that service in recovery can help the giver as much as the receiver. This giving should not be done in the hope of a reward or praise. Instead the individual does it because they know that it is helping to keep them clean and sober too. Numerous studies have provided evidence that helping others in recovery provides great benefit to the helper.
Tonight, we talk about Service Work.
Self-awareness is the degree to which you are aware of your own tendencies, your strengths and weaknesses, your values, your interests, and how you respond to various situations. Self-awareness is the foundation of addiction recovery and good mental health. It is a key skill of emotional sobriety and is the basis for the other skills of self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.
Tonight, we talk about Self Awareness
Long-term recovery is all about perseverance. Some common reasons why people enter recovery include being desperate for a change, wanting to appease loved ones, or being motivated by avoiding jail time. During early recovery, there’s often a period where these individuals feel motivated and optimistic about their long-term prospects. However, recovery goes on and on. Perhaps the biggest challenge is keeping at it when your lowest point is a distant memory and there’s no end goal in sight. There is no shortcut to perseverance; you just have to persevere.
Tonight, we talk about Perseverance
Alcoholism and drug addiction are not the result of a faulty willpower. However, self-discipline is crucial for staying sober. Whether you’ve just completed drug treatment or have just started going to meetings for the first time, you’ll need to develop a discipline to avoid relapses. Dedication to your recovery program and self-discipline to sobriety strategies can help you stay clean.
Life is about adaptation, about dropping old ways and learning new ones. Never are these skills more important than for during a crisis. As the urge arises to return to drugs and alcohol, you can turn to productive activities and coping methods instead.
Tonight, we talk about Self-Discipline
Frank H. from Santa Clara, CA talking about the steps at a Men’s OA Tool Time Retreat in Oceanside, CA – August 10th-12th 2018
The virtues of self awareness, acceptance, and self-honesty, give us the courage and Humility to be vulnerable, to be truly humble. In other words, by working on these virtues we increase our capacity to be humble in our relationship with ourselves and others. However, if we lack self-awareness and self-acceptance we will also lack self honesty and therefore fail to be humble. We’ll be unable to show our true self to others, to be vulnerable, and will lack authenticity in our relationships.
Tonight, we talk about Humility