If you are an alcoholic who is seeking recovery, know that you are not alone and that there is hope. On this October 1st, take a moment to pause and reflect on your journey as well as the journey of others who have overcome their struggles with alcohol addiction.
In today’s blog post we will explore various topics focused on sobriety such as understanding triggers, finding support networks, engaging in activities that nurture self-care practices and more. Together let’s strive to support ourselves—as well as each other—on our respective journeys towards healing.
Daily Reflections October 1
It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, for alcohol is a subtle foe.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 85
When life is good, it’s easy to get complacent and become lazy with our recovery. Taking daily stock of where we are and what changes need to be made keeps us honest with ourselves so that we can maintain spiritual balance in the face of any challenge.
Acknowledging both our successes and shortcomings helps create a space for healing – whether through finding comfort within the program or confessing openly in order to stay humble.
The journey of recovery and personal growth is often a winding path, but by staying close to our friends in the program, and being open to taking daily stock of where we are both mentally and spiritually, we can ensure that we stay afloat in times of emotional turbulence.
Taking an honest inventory and acknowledging our flaws to ourselves gives us the power to progress further in our journey. Making mistakes is human nature; it’s how we learn. We don’t have to beat ourselves up over them; instead we should humbly accept what happened, recognize why it happened, and remind ourselves that it’s never too late for a fresh start.
The important thing is that despite setbacks, we continue trying – one day at a time – towards becoming a stronger version of our former selves.