MILESTONES IN RECOVERY pg. 256
- We are using resentments, fears, and worries as a means to self-understanding, and not blaming others for our shortcomings.
- We are enjoying peace and serenity, trusting that God is guiding our recovery.
- We are gaining a healthy sense of self-esteem and accepting responsibility for our own thoughts, feelings, and actions.
- We are feeling comfortable with our impulsive nature and learning to use it in positive ways.
- We are structuring our lives to combat scattered thinking and disorganization.
- We are accepting distractibility as a part of who we are and allowing ourselves extra time in our day for distractions.
- We are no longer fearful of others and have stopped isolating ourselves as a way to protect ourselves and escape from others.
- We are learning to laugh about our forgetfulness and are finding clues to help us remember where we put things and where we are going.
- We are becoming more patient and recognizing that God’s timing is always right.
- We are no longer bucking the system; we are learning that we can accomplish more through cooperation than we can through resistance.
- We are taking on fewer responsibilities and trying to reduce the number of projects we have going at the same time.
- We are using our sense of humor to feel more comfortable in social settings.
(The Twelve Steps: A Guide for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, RPI Publishing, San Diego, CA, 1996 Pg 256 Copied by permission) http://rpipublishing.com/