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HALT – Recovered 1297

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Many relapse prevention tools have been created to help people trying to maintain sobriety. The Acronym H.A.L.T. is helpful for identifying potential relapse triggers. In recovery, you are encouraged to stop—or H.A.L.T.—and pay attention to the smaller, everyday triggers that can lead to risky behaviors and potential relapse. The acronym stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired

Tonight, we talk about HALT.

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Fellowship of the Spirit 5 of 8 – Recovered 1298

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Mickey M. from Denver, CO and Peter M. from Boca Raton, FL speaking at the Fellowship of the Spirit convention in Queens, NY – July 18th 2014

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Fellowship of the Spirit 4 of 8 – Recovered 1296

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Mickey M. from Denver, CO and Peter M. from Boca Raton, FL speaking at the Fellowship of the Spirit convention in Queens, NY – July 18th 2014

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Progress Not Perfection – Recovered 1294

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When people in recovery talk about progress not perfection it does not mean that people should not be trying to be the best they can be. The point is that perfection is too high a goal and that people should aim for something slightly less ambitious. If the individual makes an honest attempt at overcoming their character flaws they will be moving closer to perfection, but it is not likely that they will ever fully complete this journey. Humans are fallible, and the only important thing is that they try their best. By setting the more realistic goal of progress rather than perfection the individual is far more likely to achieve their aim.

Tonight, we talk about Progress Not Perfection.

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How to Work Toward Your Wellness Goals in Recovery

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Creating and sticking to self-care goals can play an important role in your recovery. Practicing self-care is important for nurturing your physical and mental health, encouraging healing, and adopting habits that are conducive to sobriety. Of course, staying focused on your wellness goals can be challenging. Recovered Podcast is here to share some tips that will help you stick to your wellness goals and enjoy a smooth recovery!

Establish Exciting Career Goals

Pursuing a fulfilling career can give your life a greater sense of purpose and meaning, which will help you stay true to your recovery goals. Consider setting a few career goals that you can get excited about! For example, if you’ve always wanted to work as a teacher, set a goal to go back to school and earn a bachelor’s degree in education. You could even enroll in an online course and enjoy an affordable and convenient college experience. If you’re looking for reputable online education degree programs, this may help!

Tidy Up Your Home

Keeping your home clean will help you feel grounded and in control of your life as you navigate the challenges of recovery. Start by getting rid of clutter to make your home feel fresh and spacious. You’ll find it much easier to relax in your home after getting rid of stuff you no longer want or need. If you have kids, encourage them to help with the decluttering process by sorting through their toys. You could even turn your decluttering project into a game by having your kids guess how long it will take to declutter the playroom and setting a timer to see who was right.

Create New Habits

Working toward wellness is all about creating habits that better align with your self-care goals. When your motivation decreases or your willpower fails, habits will keep you going. Aim to create habits that help you avoid relapse triggers and encourage healthy daily activities like exercising and going to bed on time. PositiveHealth.com also suggests overhauling your diet by replacing comfort foods with foods that support cognitive health, cellular repair, and your immune system. Turning these healthy activities into automatic habits will keep you rooted in your healthy routines!

Try Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is an excellent tool for gaining control over thoughts and feelings, overcoming stressors and triggers, and staying focused on what matters most in the present moment. According to AddictionCenter.com, meditation can reduce depression and anxiety, improve mood, relieve stress, and even reduce the risk of relapse in people with a history of substance abuse. Give mindfulness meditation a try by following along with a guided meditation recording online.

Build Support Systems to Keep You Accountable

Holding yourself accountable is often the hardest part of sticking to health and wellness goals. Instead of relying on self-discipline, enlist a support system that can hold you accountable. For example, consider finding a mentor who has already achieved what you want to achieve. Talk to friends and family about your goals and let them know what actions you’re taking to reach them. You could even join a wellness group or sobriety group to connect with people who will help you stay on track.

Don’t let your addiction define you. Instead, use recovery as an opportunity to create a life that works for you. Go back to school to pursue your career dreams, tidy up your home so you can think clearly, and build new daily habits to solidify your wellness routine. You may also want to develop a mindfulness meditation practice and put together a support system to keep you accountable. Chip away at your goals one day at a time, and you will achieve them!

Looking for more resources like this? Check out Recovered Podcast, a 12-step unofficial Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) podcast about people who have found solutions to addiction.

Fellowship of the Spirit 3 of 8 – Recovered 1295

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Mickey M. from Denver, CO and Peter M. from Boca Raton, FL speaking at the Fellowship of the Spirit convention in Queens, NY – July 18th 2014

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Fellowship of the Spirit 2 of 8 – Recovered 1293

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Mickey M. from Denver, CO and Peter M. from Boca Raton, FL speaking at the Fellowship of the Spirit convention in Queens, NY – July 18th 2014

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Setting Boundaries – Recovered 1292

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Having healthy boundaries is essential to being a person in recovery who enjoys healthy relationships. If you struggle with the concept of boundaries, you are not alone. When most people enter recovery, they tend to lack a solid understanding of what boundaries are and why they are valuable.

No matter what your personal situation may be; it is important to understand that identifying, developing, establishing, and protecting your boundaries is vital to your recovery.

Tonight, we talk about Setting Boundaries.

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Fellowship of the Spirit 1 of 8 – Recovered 1291

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Mickey M. from Denver, CO speaking at the Fellowship of the Spirit convention in Queens, NY – July 18th 2014

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Substituting Truth Phrases For Whispered Lies – Recovered 1289

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To some extent, everyone deals with negative thoughts during early sobriety. However, if you allow yourself to believe your negative thoughts are automatically true, they can become a serious threat to your recovery.

These whispered lies encourage a victim mentality, promote a sense of hopelessness, and keep you from fulfilling your potential. They discourage the growth mindset which is a crucial part of overcoming the challenges faced when you are new.

Tonight, we talk about Substituting Truth Phrases for Whispered Lies.

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