Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools for Daily Living blocks Addictions and Addictive Behavior for Abstinence and Sobriety.
Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools can ensure Recovery.
Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools are your inner resources.
Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools mean recovery success. Ensure abstinence and sobriety from addictions with workable daily living plans.
As you probably know, addictions and addictive behavior recovery requires shifting our relationship with ourselves. It means stopping recovery self-sabotage, the monster who lives inside ourselves.
These tools can enable us to realize that our recovery occurs inside us. Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools can help us to repair our own mindset, self-concept and consequent behaviors. And the outcome depends upon what we do day-by-day. Yes, one-day-at-a-time. There isn’t any other way. So,…
Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools are the treatment of choice. And, in order to ingrain our new personal recovery behavior into our brain, we have to throw a lot of mud at the wall until enough of it sticks.
Consequently, you’ll find going over every screen/page of this site, perhaps several times, may be very helpful to you.
Repetition is the mother of acquired change.
Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools for addictions recovery has never been more important. Addicts seem to be everywhere. There’s drug, alcohol, sex, porn, food, caffeine, internet, smoking, sugar, video games, shopping, love, relationship, and even religious, nirvana addictions.
But, also as you are aware, addiction and addictive behavior are about us and not about them. Addict doesn’t seem to describe me, but rather how I may relate or come across to others.
In any case, there are many of us in the U.S., over 22 million plus people can be classified with alcohol/drug dependence. Yet in a year only about two and a half million receive treatment at specialty Substance Abuse facilities. So,…
Learn to deal with Cravings, Urges, Impulses, and Buddies.
Recovery is often on a personal or self-help basis.
Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools with adequate information, knowledge and understanding become paramount when you want to have your hand on the throttle.
You want to be in charge of your own mind-set/self-concept restructuring. You want to change your mind from addictive thinking and behavior to one of abstinence, sobriety and serenity. Use your Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools.
We need to see how Personal-Goal-Setting-Tools can help us change what we think, and replace what we based our addiction thinking on? Well, lets have a go at it.
Engaging in a particular activity can trigger the pleasure centers of your brain, so every time that activity is preformed it makes you feel good. The primary chemical which produces happiness is the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Hooked you want to have it. You have to have it.
We'll talk about drunk driving again, and the effects of alcohol and drunk driving on our lives.
Mind-wise life gets organized around the addiction. Regular activities begin to play second fiddle. Some substances have unique features. Once the substance is taken into our body, a desire or craving for more of the feeling and substance is set off in us.
In addition, we are individuals who each add our own little personal “spin” on the need or craving.
That’s because we don’t just passively respond to events with predetermined addictive behavior. We interpret and appraise events which happen to us, although we are not always aware of doing so.
The ABCs of the process are:
A. Something happens. An event activates our senses.
B. The event is reviewed against our mindscape knowledge and reestablished value system, our beliefs. We usually do a non-conscious appraisal, an interpretation, more subtle than good, bad, or indifferent.
Examine your Core Beliefs for Unrealistic Expectations.
Our own interpretation of events essentially determines how we react or respond to those events. Each of us has a different set of self-concept core beliefs about ourselves, our relationships, and the world which we inhabit.
That is why we must develop our own Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools specific for our recovery from addictive behavior.
These core beliefs and their attendant supports act like filters or controls on the information, causing each of us to make different conclusions about the meaning of an event which has occurred.
In other words, we run the event, and the perceived need or craving, against the data/info we have stored in our minds. These beliefs comprise our self-concept.
In developing our Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools we must focus on those instruments and devices which can help us alter our non-conscious responses to addictive behavior stimulus.
Just knowing how our minds work and trying to observe our beliefs in action is empowering. It is powerful to know you can control how you feel.
The most important tool is TBA.
TBA is THINKING BEFORE ACTING.
Whether we realize it or not, thoughtful appraisal, that is evaluative thinking, drives and determines our emotional response. Even when we are not especially aware of having interpreted those stimulus events.
Our behavior, whether toward addiction or toward abstinence and sobriety, is set by our mental conclusions.
What we “think” is happening to us influences how we respond, regardless of whether our appraisal is accurate or not.
Sobriety is not only living Sober but in Serenity.
We can take self-help charge of our Sobriety with our Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools.
WE can become conscious of the fact that we are non-consciously appraising and judging all the stimulus events that enter our lives. We can learn to be conscious, whether it is subtle cigarette smoke in the air, or the bitten lip of the store clerk or a non-verbal clue from our partner.
With Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools we can consciously take charge of the appraisal process so that our conclusions are accurate and our resultant responses are free of biases and mistaken judgments based on UFOs, illusions, and non-conscious or hidden agendas.
We can learn to Think Before We Act. We can challenge our addictions and addictive behaviors. We can learn to SEE, evaluate and unplug our Unrealistic Expectations, False Assumptions, and Obsolete relationships as part of our Personal-Goal-Planning Tools.
We can let go the sabotage of the SNUPs, Martians, and Drain People and support our Sobriety.
We can also Let-Go Self-Sabotage. We can experience the awareness which sees beyond illusions. We can let go our addictions and addictive behaviors, whether alcoholism, drugs, or other substance or behavior abuse.
Recovery treatment can be made more painful by our defensive behaviors.
One of the major reasons is an internal process called “gunny sacking.” This is where when you don’t want to see or experience something you hide it, you stuff it in your emotional “gunny sack.”
You Gotta Aim Before You Shoot. Know you destination: Sobriety.
So, which Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools make the most sense in this process? Answer, the simplest ones.
1. Take Stock 2. Take Aim 3. Take Off 4. Stay The Course
It is as simple to say as that. Now lets do it. We often forget that life is not a problem to be solved, but, reality to be experienced. So it is with our addictions treatment and our addictive behavior recovery.
As part of your addiction and recovery treatment, your self-healing capacity will be called upon.
And you’ll need to use your Personal-Goal-Planning-Tools to make sobriety work as you navigate through daily life, and deal day-to-day with the sabotage complexities of your recovery.
You can take responsibility for developing your own personal addictions recovery treatment tools for self management. You’ll want to understand the nature of addictions, for example, the need for medications reminders.
You’ll need to learn to recognize relapse situations and to take immediate action. You’ll want daily treatment tools, alternative behaviors, for coping with cravings.
Catholics have a right-on saying about, “avoiding the near occasions of sin.” A very good idea: avoiding temptation.
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