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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"If, through our unrighteous choices, we have lost our footing on that path, we must remember the agency we were given, agency we may choose to exercise again. I speak especially to those overcome by the thick darkness of addiction. If you have fallen into destructive, addictive behaviors, you may feel that you are spiritually in a black hole. As with the real black holes in space, it may seem all but impossible for light to penetrate to where you are. How do you escape? I testify the only way is through the very agency you exercised so valiantly in your premortal life, the agency that the adversary cannot take away without your yielding it to him. "

— Robert D. Hales

General Conference, April 2006