Balancing Work, Recovery and Life

You might have high hopes for yourself when you first start recovery. There’s nothing wrong with that, no matter how little or how much sober time you have. 

As you resume work, hobbies, and relationships without drinking or using, you will find a new set of challenges to overcome. This includes finding a proper balance between all the important aspects of your life.   

A Year Of Miracles – Marianne Williamson

In A Year of Miracles, Marianne Williamson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the classic A Return to Love and world-renowned teacher, offers a daily devotional that helps us develop a positive, loving mindset and encourages us to live our best selves to bring miracles into our lives.

Don’t Be Too Hard On Yourself.

You probably will find yourself able to accomplish more when sober than when drunk or high. Congratulations on this, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t make as much progress at achieving your goals as you hoped.

One Day At A Time” may seem like a clique sometimes, but it remains one of the best pieces of advice you can follow when you feel overwhelmed. Think about what you can accomplish today rather than tomorrow, next week, next month or next year.

“I Can” Coin | Gold Sobriety Coin | My 12 Step Store

WHEN YOU ARE FACING CHALLENGES, REMEMBER… “I Can” The twelve qualities bursting from the center “I Can” are guides for your empowerment. When you feel you are at your lowest point emotionally, begin to FORGIVE, then as you refer to the gold sobriety coin, contemplate or meditate on each quality to bring your life back into balance.

Setting Boundaries is Okay

Decide how many hours you can realistically work in a week, for example. You don’t have to feel bad if you know you’ll feel burnt out by taking on too much. Some coworkers may find it frustrating, but they will make do even if you can’t fulfill all their requests.

What’s more, let friends and family or someone you’re dating know that you’d spend more time with them if you could. However, sometimes, just sitting home along reading some inspirational material and taking a hot bath may seem more appealing to you. Don’t feel bad about that at all. You can say “no” to people and set boundaries with them. It’s okay.

A Day at a Time Daily reflections for Recovering People – My 12 Step Store

A Day at a Time workings are based on the spiritual foundation of Alcoholics Anonymous. These daily reflections and prayers offer inspiration, comfort, and hope to those of us recovering from addictions.

Schedule Time For Self-Care

In addition to finding ways to relax and reduce stress and setting time for hobbies, designate blocks of times you prefer for recovery meetings and commit to them. It might take you a bit of time to become used to this new routine, but you can do it.

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