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Mary Pearl J. at AlAnon Womens Retreat
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
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
In early recovery, you’ll hear a lot about mindedness, willingness and honesty. If you are now, these are the three keys that can help you stay sober in the long-term, and offer a short and sweet blueprint for how to approach your new life in recovery. Willingness is usually the first of these attributes you’ll need to get sober. Because if you’re not willing, you’re not going to be able to do the things you need to do to succeed.
Willingness is when you are willing to do something out of choice and not because someone forced you. This is an important quality to have when you are in recovery. By being willing to get yourself into recovery, you would prefer to embrace this change instead of fighting it.
Tonight, we talk about Willingness
Recovery is founded on a number of guiding principles that help people know how to live life sober, including honesty and integrity, among many others.
So for people in recovery, integrity isn’t just a buzzword. It’s the principle that should ground and govern your recovery on a daily basis, at home and at work. When you feel tempted to make a decision or to act outside of your internal belief system, it can become challenging and risky for your recovery.
Tonight, we talk about Integrity