I’ve been sober for a few years now and it can be tough. I try to stay positive, but sometimes I feel like sobriety is the worst thing that has ever happened to me.
It’s easy to get discouraged, but I remind myself of all the reasons why this was a good decision for me. In sobriety, my family life improved dramatically because my drinking wasn’t affecting them anymore.
My mood swings have become less intense and more predictable.
And alcoholics who are in recovery from addiction often report an increase in mental clarity and focus as well as relief from depression or anxiety symptoms.
Daily Reflections March 10
. . . we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 62
I’ve always had a problem with accepting responsibility for my actions. It’s like in A.A., if you make an alcoholic drink his/her poison and then he blacks out – are you responsible? No!
But what about when I’m sobering up from drinking too much alcohol, am still on the binge-drinking floor because of how far gone we got at that point; should there be consequences regardless so long as they’re not ME making those decisions again after waking up in regretful realization?”
Conclusion paragraph: What are some situations where you’ve felt powerless in your life?
Have they ever impacted the way you viewed yourself, others, or God? If so, please share how these experiences have helped shape who you are today.
And if not, what would it take for that to be possible? I hope this post has given you a new perspective on powerlessness and its impacts.
Please feel free to leave comments below about any thoughts this may have sparked!