Goal-Setting ensures Self-Help Tools provide acceptance of abstinence for your sobriety and serenity

Most our life’s shadows are from standing in our own sunshine.



Setting Realistic Goals Can Mean Addictions Recovery.

Realistic Goal-Setting enables acceptance of abstinence as part of your new Personal Addiction Recovery mindset. This important step allows you to reprogram your thinking. This is essential because…

What you think you are, you will become.

The power of your addiction recovery thoughts is in your hands alone. The thinking that creates your negative and positive, painful and pleasurable feelings, belong to you, only to you.

As part of your self-help goal-setting start now being responsible for changing the failure thoughts to one’s of abstinence and sobriety success.

Choose the outcomes you want. Refuse to be a victim. Affirm your life and serenity. Consider The Addicted self in planning your recovery.

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Sound Hockey? Well it isn’t. You can do it. In fact, you and only you can do it.

Life is not a problem to be solved, but, reality to be experienced. Soren Kierkegaard.

The problem is that it is simple to change your thoughts, but not easy. There’s the rub. Addiction behaviors, like all habits can be hard to break. It takes courage and effort. And a plan.

The problem which we experience in breaking a habit is that the sacrifices are immediate, while the rewards, the benefits come later. We have to postpone gratification. Tough work for some. But we can learn to delay satisfactions.

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For Goal-Setting think of your mind as a garden. What will you plant in it? Which new sobriety habit will you grow? Which serenity thoughts do you want to arise naturally and become perennials?

In your mental garden plant healthy thoughts, help them grow, and watch them bloom. Don’t let addictive weeds crowd out your recovery. Beautiful gardens require daily attention.

Goal-Setting for your mental garden can help your mindscape and self concept with acceptance of your recovery plan.

Goal-Setting means planning the process for changing your view of the world.

This can be either in terms of your mindscapes structure or the cognitive maps you use to perceive and process the world, your process of thinking which built your current mindset. How you see, experience, and react to the kind of world you perceive. A Must In Planning: Your Activities Of daily Living.

Eric Fromm, the psychologist, stresses: “The practice of faith and courage begins with the small details of daily life.” Obviously then, daily habits are a place to start on our road to personal recovery from addictions.

What we do with our minds affects how our brains work. So, we are going to approach refocusing our thoughts, and in the process, actually change how our brains work.

Our Goal-Setting should include learning how we plan to train ourselves to direct our minds to work in a wholesome and healthy manner.

We can learn to have what is called, mindfulness. You will be able to observe your inner experience calmly, clearly, and without responding to it.

This objective observer behavior on our part will also allow us to see at the Third Level, beyond illusions.

We will be able to redirect our attention. In practice, if you want to change how you feel you have to do good non-addictive things, if you focus your attention on doing positive things, your feelings will naturally follow.

Action stimulates feeling. Try smiling right now. Get up and dance a little jig. You’ll feel better. That’s how the body/brain works.

The canary doesn’t sing because it’s happy. The canary is happy because it sings.

You’re not trying to change the world, you’re just trying to change how you feel and act. Yes, it takes mindfulness. Yes, it takes mental and sometimes, physical courage.

But, the results can literally change your brain and your life. Use your Self-Help Tools. Use Your Personal Goal Planning Tools.



There Is Nothing...But Thinking Makes It So.

Your brain/mind is a personal cognitive enclosure into which nothing harmful can intrude, unless you give it permission to enter.

Remember, what you think, you become. It is a self fulfilling prophecy.

In your thinking about Goal-Setting for personal addictions recovery, consider that fruitful gardens need timely care: water, fertilizer, tending, and all the attributes of artistic conception.

Concepts of preference: space, size, shape, color, placement, function, and of course, availability. Maximize your mental potentials.

What is in your mental garden, your mind, is up to you. There is absolutely no reason it should not be: uplifting, positive, and optimistic. Let go the SNUPs, Martians, and Drain People.

Your personal sobriety and serenity don’t need their sabotage. Review those screens again if you need.

Do not bombard your non-conscious with bad vibes and mental junk food. Plant the Goal-Setting seeds of your personal addictions recovery, plan lifetime foundations for your sobriety and serenity.

Hope is the fuel of the heart.

In Recovery, spirituality can illuminate the wholeness of our living experience, while addictions and addictive behaviors divide the wholeness of life. Try Addicng Serenity Life Practice to Your Recovery Goals.

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Goal-Setting for Personal Addictions Recovery helps you to choose where you want to be.

Knowing precisely what you want to achieve enables your seeing the different means and opportunity when they arise. You know where to concentrate your efforts.

Sharp, clearly defined Goal-Setting gives you a clearer long-term vision and provide a motivational foundation for today’s immediate steps. Your one-day-at-a-time work list.

Six Personal Recovery Goal-Setting Steps Consider writing them down, and checking your progress.

1. Positive Statements:

Positive affirmations can counter negative messages. Make definitive, positive statements, not conditional ones. Say. “I will not drink.” Do not say, “Probably won’t drink,” or “I won’t drink if…”

In the Meditation Screens you’ll find some examples of positive general affirmations. Build on them.

2. Be Precise:

We have the power to define ourselves and our relationships to life. We need confidence to encounter new experiences and to try new behaviors and changes, and to be able to sustain them.

The more specific they are, the better we can identify where change is needed.

3. Set Priorities:

Perspective is your key to personal addictions recovery. Since recovery requires shifting our relationship with ourselves, you may need to change and enlarge your perspective of yourself.

This will include your emotions, other people, and of life in general. Our perspective towardlife dictates our relationship with it. Discover how survivors can recover from the Addictive Relationship.

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4. Written Goal-Setting:

In the medical world of my professional life, if it wasn’t written (recorded in the patient’s chart) it wasn’t done. Period.

Written is reference. You have a ready reminder of where you are going and how you are going to get there. It’s work, but, well worth it.

5. Take Daily Small Steps.

Make the big into small doable bites. Don’t choke on your own expectations.

6. Reasonable Goals:

In your Goal-Setting make the objectives something you can accomplish, within your control. Have goals of personal performance, what you yourself can do.

Above all else, make your goals realistic, ones you can achieve. But not too low. Stretch yourself. Better half a loaf of good bread, than a failed wedding cake.

Simple pansies and daises are beautiful in your garden too. Tie your Goal-Setting into your personal affirmations. So you can award yourself a gold star. Let-Go-Let-God Awareness can open your garden to here and now.




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