My addict brain never really goes away. I live with it everyday as best I can. Recovery itself is simple, it’s my addict brain that makes it complicated. I don’t know about you, but I overthink everything INCLUDING recovery!!
Addiction is slippery, guile, and ruthless. It knows what to say, how to say it, how to spin my thoughts, and make a fool of me. I can’t stop my addict mind, but I can set myself up for success by planning ahead. Recovery is what happens when I’m not spinning. It’s showing up day to day in meetings. It’s being accountable to my program.
This way when Addiction sneaks up on me, I’m not letting it make decisions for me. This is when all the hard work in recovery pays off. This is why it’s important for me to work the steps, even when I’m feeling strong.
Gratitude of the day: I’m thankful that when I’m weak, I will remember how much stronger I am today than I was yesterday. And tomorrow I will wake up even stronger, thanks to my recovery.
Action of the day: Today I will list my warning signs. The people, places, and things that trigger my addict brain.