In order to maintain sobriety, alcoholics need to develop a daily routine and stick to it. This may include attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, writing in a journal, or spending time with friends and family.
Today, I reflected on how my day went and what I could have done better. It’s important, to be honest with myself and not beat myself up over small mistakes.
By acknowledging my flaws, I can work on fixing them for tomorrow. Today was a good day, but I know I can do even better tomorrow.
Daily Reflections February 16
Understanding is the key to right principles and attitudes, and right action is the key to good living.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 125
I felt an ever-present knowledge that my every action, word, and thought was within or outside the principles of the program.
There came a time in recovery when I had to face this truth which is now engraved into me as well: “The wisdom to know how much you’ve improved.”
The wisdom to know the difference between what is within or outside of our principles can be difficult. It’s important for us to remember that every act, word, and thought has consequences.
This is why it’s so critical we call ourselves after relapse – because there will always come a time when people in recovery ask themselves if they are acting out of fear or love?