By Meredith Gould
The basic elements of staying sober -- now not utilizing, going to conferences, achieving out, operating the stairs, and serving different -- are just the start of the suggestions provided. daily and moment-to-moment innovations plus application slogans and humor offer novices with clean knowledge for holding sobriety.
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Give that magnificent bottle of brandy, big box of chocolate truffles, and the fruit 'n' cheese basket the size of Rhode Island to co-workers. . T! , a handy mnemonic device to trace your unwanted addictive feelings to being either Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired. There are few, if any, addicts on the face of the earth whose addiction isn't massively triggered by one of these factors. You're headed for even deeper trouble if all apply and aren't quickly addressed. Fortunately, it's pretty easy to take care of yourself once you figure out what's knocked you off balance.
Either spray into the air or use in a diffuser. " Brew a cup of herbal tea; then curl up in your most comfortable chair and sip slowly. You can find preblended relaxation teas in almost any supermarket. Otherwise, drink chamomile to soothe your nerves. Go to a florist or supermarket that sells fresh flowers and splurge on a bouquet for yourself. Go into your workshop and try to build a birdhouse out of whatever scrap wood and hardware are lying around. Make it as ridiculous a dwelling for feathered creatures as possible.
Pick up that two-hundred-million-pound phone, call another Twelve Stepper to say, "I'm feeling lonely," then watch what happens. Tired? Be honest, what kind of schedule are you keeping? Are you working extra hours? Are you futzing around until the wee hours when you should be in bed? Are you still plagued by everyone's recovery bugabooinsomnia? You may need a nice hot bath, soothing music, a short snooze during a meeting, or, if you can swing it, a midday nap. At the very least, start going to sleep and waking up on a regular schedule.