Train Wreck
By dstanley
6/19/2011 11:11:31 PM
Arrrgggg! I feel like my life is a train wreck right now. I haven't been sober since Wednesday night. I'm not eating or sleeping well. I'm not using my skills well. I prayed and studied scriptures while my little one napped, but as I looked back on the last few days it was just depressing. I decided I was too depressed to deal with my messy house and cooking and wanted some junk food, so I decided to drive through DQ and get dinner and a large blizzard. I don't know how to get out of this funk and spiral. How did I go from good sobriety to this?


Don't look back!    
"Do the best you can today and give thanks for it! Do not look back. Stay in the now! You are here now! You cannot fix the past, only Christ can, you can only take care of right here right now! That is it! So do the best you can right now!"
posted at 23:32:04 on June 19, 2011 by Hero
I agree    
"Don't look back it will only do harm! wake up pray read scriptures exercise keep yourself busy do what you have to.Next thing you know it will be one day just clean the slate forget what you did last week today is a new day!"
posted at 09:22:14 on June 20, 2011 by Teddy
Self medication    
"Sometimes I try to self medicate with food or with a shopping spree when I am in pain. In fact I just did that on Saturday...and no it never really helps. BUT it doesn't help to dwell on it either. One day at a time. Baby steps. You are probably having such a hard time because you are making the turn and the Adversary doesn't want you to change. "If you are going through hell....keep going!""
posted at 10:15:56 on June 20, 2011 by maddy

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"By emulating the Master, who endured temptations but “gave no heed unto them,” we, too, can live in a world filled with temptations “such as [are] common to man”. Of course Jesus noticed the tremendous temptations that came to him, but He did not process and reprocess them. Instead, He rejected them promptly. If we entertain temptations, soon they begin entertaining us! Turning these unwanted lodgers away at the doorstep of the mind is one way of giving “no heed.” Besides, these would-be lodgers are actually barbarians who, if admitted, can be evicted only with great trauma."

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987