2 weeks....back to day 1
By JustMe
3/18/2011 4:26:46 PM
It's my fault. I should have seen it coming. In all honesty I probably did, but didn't do anything about it. I haven't been able to go to Recovery meetings for the past 2 weeks because of school, and that of course didn't help. But I was just really relaxed in my defense. I wasn't trying as hard, or doing the things I need to in order to stay away from that dark frame of mind that is addiction.

So, here I am back at day 1. But you know, that's ok. I think I've learned from my mistakes, and I'm willing to try again. I really felt good the 2 weeks I stayed clean. I'm shooting for a month this time, but still just one day at a time. Reachable goals. And of course, I need to do those things that will keep me safe. Both proactively (scripture, prayer, staying busy, etc) and defensively (praying, exercising, reading, anything to clear my mind when the temptations come).

So here we go. Back on track, time to move forward. I start now.


goal setting    
"I agree with reachable goals as for the longest time I would make goals based onb what others want of me and try to obtain them it was pretty overwhelming so now I do goals that I can still attain but still causes me to stretch myself myself that way I am still growing"
posted at 22:24:11 on March 20, 2011 by Joshua
"I was talking to my counselor today about recognizing. I need to get better about recognizing my emotions. Learning from your slips is important. I think I need to work on setting some small goals that feel reachable. Getting to the temple just seems too far away for me."
posted at 17:27:29 on March 23, 2011 by dstanley
me too    
"i've been going back to square one latley but like you say that ok,because at least i'm trying and learning although its better to do then try! but you have to start somewhere and i know that although i've been falling god is happy because i confessed and set it as a goal to stop my addiction i know hes happy for you JUSTME for getting back up and trying harder.Just know god will be with you every minute and and as soon as you know it you'll be sober for a month! good luck!"
posted at 09:28:27 on March 26, 2011 by Teddy
Your goals.....    
"Make a goal to make it through TODAY. When you awake tomorrow, make a goal to make it through the day.....If you set an unrealistic goal, your brain will know. The old saying, "one day at a time" is all you can do. Before you know it you'll have a week, then a month, then 6 months, etc....and it all started with a commitment to TODAY."
posted at 15:08:21 on March 27, 2011 by chefdalet

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"Lucifer will do all in his power to keep you captive. You are familiar with his strategy. He whispers: “No one will ever know.” “Just one more time.” “You can’t change; you have tried before and failed.” “It’s too late; you’ve gone too far.” Don’t let him discourage you. When you take the path that climbs, that harder path of the Savior, there are rewards along the way. When you do something right, when you resist temptation, when you meet a goal, you will feel very good about it. It is a very different kind of feeling than you have when you violate commandments—an altogether different feeling. It brings a measure of peace and comfort and provides encouragement to press on. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990