Agreed, I’ve always found reading a good distraction in general.
It sure is I have started getting back into reading books as well .
Stuff my sponsor has drilled into my head for daily reminders:
Think of the alternative to sobriety
How bad do I want it to get
A day at a time
Everything we do is our own choices, no one else’s
Remember how you felt at your last use or drink
Keep doing what you’re doing
Everything happens for a reason
Nothing happens in God’s world by mistake
Speaking of sponsor quotes
My sponsor told me this and it’s pretty much what stuck…
“If you are more miserable being sober then when your not it’s inevitable that you will go back to using!”
Ie recovery is about enjoying life
You are the most important person in the world. After all, who do you spend the most time with?
Everywhere I go there I am!
“ Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
Francis of Assisi
“Excuse me while I close this door and eat ice cream” - Me
“Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.”
H. G. Wells
Thinking does not change your actions but actions can change your thinking.
Good things don’t happen to those who wait but to those who take action.
Hey Charles. Yep still bouncing, but not so much lately. It’s all about the bike. I cycle to work (3 days a week) so that’s 15 miles a week. That’s keeping me nicely fit and in shape
“Religion is for people that don’t want to go to hell. Spirituality is for people that have already been to hell”
Great to hear you’re doing well and keeping fit Zara. I’m looking forward to being up in Northumberland for the New Year. Got to love the North!
Love this so true
One is too many and a thousand is never enough.
When you can’t run you crawl, and when you can’t do that, you get someone to carry you. ~ Firefly
Favorite quotes…tho not sobriety specific…
Be here, now.
Let go or be dragged.