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Old 11-22-2011, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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today was the end of day 2. I am going to start making time for myself to do whatever i want to do. i am just going to keep my self busy for a while. i am going to need to, i dont know what to do with myself. any sugestion
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I enjoy reading to learn (non-fiction), I also try to write down feelings, wants & needs. Cleaning up the house and organizing your things could help.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I read, surf this site or watch movies I have really wanted to see. Hang in there.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My house was spotless and my dog lost 3 pounds from walking! LOL In the first few days/weeks...it is almost mandatory that you keep busy doing something -anything. I even found myself organizing my forks and spoons in the silverware drawer. Sounds silly but I wasn't drinking.
It's funny how many things we can find to do when we search for them, to pass time from drinking. I wonder just how many hours (added up) I actually wasted with drink. UGH.
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Hang in there Geno! I have busied myself with lots of cleaning that went undone, like vacuuming stairs. I have done projects with the kids, read alot, word puzzles, surfing this site, anything to keep my mind and hands busy. I have volunteered at our local salvation army during the times i would crave a drink the most during days 7 8 and 9. You can do it! I also have been visiting the local library too!
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The two things I used to do a lot to keep me occupied early in recovery: walk my dogs and watch movies. My two favorite activities.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Reading is always at the top of my list! Maybe try to find some hobby/book club/sport that has evening get-togethers so that you get out of the house instead of drinking. I find if I have to be out of the house in the evenings, it helps me to not drink.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You can do this!! know you are not alone, I have just finished day 3 myself. i like to journal, read, punch my heavy bag, go for a walk, talk to someone who is clean and sober, anything to keep my mind off of using. have you gone to any meetings? i have started going again and at least for that hour, i have managed to stay clean. good luck to you and keep your chin up! you can do this!!! :ghug3
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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theres a good list here - it might give you some ideas Geno


http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...ething-do.html

basically, use your imagination - whatever you can think of to do that's fun and positive - go for it!

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