No, I'm not rebooting my computer or my cable box (which is annoying to have to do by the way!), but I realized this week I need to "reboot" some things in my life. I mentioned that I was kind of in a funk this past weekend and I'm happy to say that I made myself snap right out of that on Monday. New week, sunny day, and time to get off the pity pot as my sponsor would say. :)
Monday night I went to my home group meeting and as always I felt better after I left there. Yesterday I went to an awesome meeting at noon and heard so many things that I needed to hear. Isn't it amazing how that tends to happen? Turns out that a LOT of people are in this kind of "funk" right now. Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's the holidays. Maybe we are just alcoholics and addicts? HA Either way, it was great to go and hear that others were going through this and I was able to hear their solutions to this. I especially love hearing from people who have longterm sobriety discuss going through a slump and their solutions. It's good to hear that I'm "normal" for an alcoholic and that this too shall pass. It's also really cool that I can recognize today when I am in this type of funk and that I do NOT like wallowing in that place for long. Don't get me wrong, I let myself wallow sometimes longer than I should but I'm able to say today that that is an icky place to be. I prefer being on the happy side of sober.
Tonight I met with a sponsee at Starbucks (I swear it's the unofficial meeting spot for alcoholics...HA) and it was good to get out of my own head for a little bit. That is one of the greatest joys of sponsoring women and I am blessed to have great sponsees in my life who I learn from all of the time. I went to a women's meeting tonight and it was awesome and again, I heard what I needed to hear and felt great when I left there.
As far as the "reboot" I'm referring to, I kind of realized that I've been slipping in my recovery program. Not huge slips - just not doing as much as I used to or as much as I need to. For the past couple of weeks I haven't been hitting as many meetings as I normally do. I haven't been reading as much as I normally do. Just little things but they can become big things fast for those of us who need a consistent program and daily reprieve. So I'm kind of rebooting my program - time to get back in the frame of mind I was in when I was newer in the program. I have to remember that my recovery program comes before anything else in my life. I have heard whatever you put ahead of your recovery you are sure to lose eventually and I believe that. Especially with the holidays coming up I need to really make sure that I have a good action plan for working the program that I know I need to.
I think I'm rambling now but in addition to that I've started thinking about my physical health as well. I used to workout all the time and eat super healthy. That is something that I can become obsessive with so I have to watch it but I think I'm ready to start the new year off getting slowly back into that way of life. I know that I feel SO much better when I eat healthy and exercise regularly. Here's to hoping I can make myself do it when the time comes!
Hope everyone is having a great week - 19 days until Christmas....eeek!