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Old 10-01-2016, 07:23 PM
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Affirmations

Hey everyone,

Can you please share some of the affirmations you used in your early recovery?

I need some inspiration

Thanks all
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:26 PM
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I kept going for my dogs and cats. I wanted to be a better pet mom to my fur kids. Now I am rewarded by their love and good health and happiness.
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:30 PM
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Nothin like the serenity prayer. And repeating 3 things you are grateful for. When you wake say thank you a few times.
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:36 PM
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My wife and children. They deserved so much more and I knew I could be so much more. Today I am so much more and I try to get just a little better every day
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:45 PM
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I find the Positive Affirmations by Dr Harry Henshaw on YouTube very helpful.
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Caramel View Post
I find the Positive Affirmations by Dr Harry Henshaw on YouTube very helpful.
Thanks. Will look into this
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:57 PM
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I told myself that "maybe I'll get drunk tomorrow, but today, I will try sobriety" (since it had been forever that I was sober! Tomorrow kept turning into today.
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Old 10-01-2016, 08:19 PM
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And classic Coué:

"Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better"

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Old 10-01-2016, 08:21 PM
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I'm having a mental block on the affirmations, but one think that helped me was talking to myself out loud. I did it in my truck on the way to work. I would talk to myself as if I was a therapist.
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Old 10-01-2016, 09:07 PM
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Think of a time in your life when you were free from addiction and remember how GOOD that felt and what LIBERTY there was........you CAN return to feeling your best again and can even feel better than you thought you could.

Tell yourself that it just gets better and better and better the longer you are clean and sober.

Look around you and notice other people that you admire or look up to as examples of how you might like some of their traits....

LISTEN to other people tell you about their battles and triumphs; paying attention to what they specifically did to help them....
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:18 PM
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Thanks everyone, some great suggestions
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by dbillyd View Post
Hey everyone,

Can you please share some of the affirmations you used in your early recovery?

I need some inspiration

Thanks all
I like acronyms that are applicable to all aspects of our lives

D.I.D --- do it differently.
B.A.M~~~balance and moderation.
G.I.T... get it together.
W.U.P>>> weigh up possibilities

.......I'm sure you can think of heaps---
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Frickaflip233 View Post

things you are grateful for.

When you wake say thank you a few times.
Nice
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:35 AM
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God, please take these stupid thoughts away.

God, please send me the right thought or action for this situation.

God, please save me from being angry.

God, please can I have a car park.

They all work.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:53 PM
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I want to be free. I am better than this. I want to live not kill myself. I love living.
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:15 PM
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My wife and children. They deserved so much more and I knew I could be so much more. Today I am so much more and I try to get just a little better every day
^^^This.

We are blessed with a large family and I owe it to them to remain sober. I wasted nearly 15 years being "absent" from their lives. Its my goal to make that up to them.
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