Recovery Goals – Recovered 1053

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In our program, it’s our responsibility to make plans. Making plans help us to achieve goals. Goals to improve our well being. Goals to help us be happy, joyous, and free. We are told, it is okay to plan, just that we should be careful not to plan the outcomes. We can make a plan, we should just be careful that our plan doesn’t turn into an expectation. An expectation that is unreasonably high can turn into a premeditated resentment. And resentments are dangerous for us alcoholics.

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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.

First thoughts?

What would make your recovery happier?

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
talk about it at meetings

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

Do you have any Recovery Plans for 2020?
What are they?

How did you decide on those specific needs?
What tools, steps, prayers, what recovery methods
do you plan to use to achieve those goals?

How do you deal with plans not achieve, how do you deal with failure?
How do you make plans and manage expectations?

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
Reduce stress
Eat healthy food

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

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We asked our listeners,
Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?

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What would be your answer?

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What would you say to the new guy about Making Recovery Goals?

So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.

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