Adapting to change

Old 07-11-2017, 01:27 PM
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Adapting to change

Alcoholism changes you. Changes your thoughts, beliefs, habits, perspective...

Dissimilar of the change that trauma, loss, aging all brings us, but all of it is change in that it is life-altering just as being sober introduces change.

Extremely 'uncomfortable', especially in a short span of years to force yourself to adjust and just embrace so much of it.

Although I'm a fan of quotes related to positivity and the need to take action in our lives every day...some days, like today for instance...the simple logic to 'go search for happy' just won't suffice.

I don't feel strong today. Sober, yes. And I will fall asleep that way because if I let today win, there's no telling the outcome, but it would be close to horrific. So I push through.

For all you/us on SR, how do you adapt to the changes in your lives? Difficult, easy, embattled?
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Old 07-11-2017, 04:05 PM
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I'm a lot better with change than I used to be.

I think having to deal with problems and tough situations, rather than running away from them and drinking, can only help make you more adaptable capable and strong?

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Old 07-11-2017, 04:32 PM
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Down days are tough halfalife, and probably a bit worse if we don't have someone we trust to talk to. But its one day, 24 hrs and lots can happen in the next 24 hrs. Change causes me significant anxiety, I'm a "routine" guy, I like the same schedule day in and day out. With that being said, I think we live in a changing society and we have to be able to handle change. We may not like it, but its inevitable and if we are well adjusted, we should be able to work through it. Not sure if that makes sense, but that's how I feel.
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Thank you Dee & Jeff. Just a lot going on all at once. Appreciate the feedback.
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Change is hard. I used to resist change always, but I've gotten better at it. It helped me to understand that I could only control my reaction to change. Change was going to happen whether I liked it or not.

I'm sorry you're having a down day and I truly hope tomorrow will be better.
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