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Things I've learned....
By dstanley
10/31/2010 12:09:30 AM
from my last slip.
I need to make sure I manage my urges instead of just trying to ignore them. I to acknowledge them, choose not to act on them, and pray for help.

I need to forgive myself. Beating myself up only makes it more likely that I'll slip again. Through repentance and the atonement God forgives me. I need to forgive myself too. I made mistakes, but I'm not a mistake.

I need to be more aware of my emotions, especially when my mom or one of my exes does something that frustrates me. I need to keep working on not stuffing my emotions. I knew I was frustrated, but I didn't realize how hurt I was as well.

I need to be willing to call someone when I need to. I have people I can call, but that can't help if I don't pick up the phone and call.

I need to pray more when I'm tempted, and pray BEFORE I go upstairs to go to bed when I'm tempted.

Anyways, that's at least some of what I'm taking away from this last slip. That, and next time I'm tempted to buy something at the adult store I should give the money to charity, or as my bishop said reward myself for making a good choice.

I hope this maybe helps someone else.

D

Comments:

Great Stuff    
"That's a great list. The next time you are tempted, come back to this list and read it!! (And post a comment to let us know how you are doing.)"
posted at 23:39:57 on October 31, 2010 by BeClean


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