January is not a month for new beginnings. It’s a time to take stock of what we’ve accomplished and how we can do better next year.
I am going to share with you my daily reflections and thoughts on the first day of 2019.
One thing I want more than anything else in life is self-love. As someone who has struggled with alcohol addiction, it’s important that I continue to focus on myself and my happiness before anything else because, without me, there is no one else in this world who would be able to love me unconditionally as I deserve.
This doesn’t mean that I won’t help others or give back when needed but it means that if I’m unhappy then nothing will ever get done anyway so why bother
Daily Reflections January 3
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 21
The first step of recovery talks about being powerless. It can be hard to admit that you don’t have control and power over your addiction, but I’ve learned this is an important foundation for changing my life around!
Moreover, other parts mention how people think of us or work Steps–but there are some things we actually do hold some measure of authority in:
What our attitudes towards ourselves will eventually become; whether they stem from self-doubt (the more confident ones), fearlessness (those without reservations), etc., which goes handin-hand with finding a personal code…
I have learned that it is not powerlessness, but rather the lack of awareness of my own power and control over certain areas in my life which leads to addiction.
As a result, recovery has given me back what was lost when alcohol stole them from me – namely, peace of mind and clarity about who I am in this world.
So if you are someone who feels powerless in their lives because they feel like there’s nothing they can do to take care of themselves or improve their situation then please don’t give up hope!
There are many avenues for change available to us all with knowledge, time, and effort on our part.
It won’t happen overnight but we will be rewarded for taking action every step along the way towards achieving