Happy New Year and Welcome 2017.
The great, Concord Mass writer, Ralph Waldo Emerson said it well, ” The only person your are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
Successful recovery from substance abuse is always possible. Just don’t give up, don’t panic, don’t let the bastards get you down.
Remember that yes, you can and are doing it. Take some time on this holiday to think about the person you want to be now that you are breaking free from the self-imposed chains of booze or drugs.
Shake off your apathy, throw away negative, self-destructive and self-depreciating thoughts. Learn the true power and magic of positive thinking and more importantly; positive doing. Actions speak louder than words.
Fight procrastination and laziness every minute of every hour for they are the great foe of your recovery. Don’t slip or slide back into your very old unproductive daily habits. Turn off the damn T.V. Turn off your cell phone. Run like hell from the computer and Internet screen.
Great outside take a walk or run. Breath in the fresh January air. You will be truly amazed at the results.