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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 01:17 PM

3. May I suggest you get out of your own head?


No, saying it out loud is useless, because it keeps you in your own head, focusing on self and thinking about how you feel. Stop thinking about how you feel, and take some action. Get out of the house and go for a walk, even if it's cold, windy and raining like hell.

Better yet, find someone who is in need and go offer them a hand. Help them out. Think about them instead of yourself.

Basic lesson I learned more than 35 years ago from a guy who learned it before I did and passed it on to me. The worst enemy I have is myself, and the guy who will get me to go back to drinking is myself. The one person I cannot keep company with is myself.

Maybe find a meeting and go to it. Or call your sponsor. But sitting around bitching about how you feel is without question the worst thing you can do.

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