VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [CHANGED, CHANG·ING.]
1.to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one's name; to change one's opinion; to change the course of history.
2.to transform or convert (usually followed by into): The witch changed the prince into a toad.
3.to substitute another or others for; exchange for something else, usually of the same kind: She changed her shoes when she got home from the office.
4.to give and take reciprocally; interchange: to change places with someone.
5.to transfer from one (conveyance) to another: You'll have to change planes in Chicago.
Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 9th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on:
Change in recovery is no different to any other types of changes in life. As humans we are growth seeking being, thus we are in a permanent state of change, even if we are un aware of it. Our bodies are changing daily, our minds are changing all the time, our moods change in line with our thoughts and feelings. We are ever evolving & never stand still, nor does life, nor does the Universe.
To resist change is to resist life. Do you want to stay stuck where you are on the hamster wheel or do you want to move forward in life, in whatever you are doing? I know what I want.
One problem people in recovery face is fear of change. That is more due to the fear of reality and uncertainty. The anxiety of how will we cope in life without our "crutch" of alcohol, drugs etcetera. Yes for many it is a fearful concept.
I got sober at 33 years old and when I get sober all I had to my name where the clothes on my back. The future was a very daunting prospect, especially when I had nothing. How do you see a future, without a present and a very dark past? It wasn't easy but, I had to make and more so accept a lot of changes in my life. I always remember the part of the Serenity Prayer "Accept the things I cannnot change & courage to change the things I can" This, and with the help of many many lovely people inspired me to carry on. Thank God that is history now and I have not only survived, but thrived.
Strangely enough most of the life changing decisions I've made since I came into recovery have been relatively stress & worry free. Getting married, Becoming Elite with SFM to do on line marketing.
The great thing about change, and as it states in the serenity prayer and the Law Of Attraction, if you make the decision to change, the HOW is not important, so long as you remain consistent and commited to change. One day at a time.
My next article is on Chemical Dependency, stay tuned.
This article "Recovery From Addiction Series" Change is the opinion of the author and if you would like to contribute to it, please leave a comment in the comment box below. If you want to subscribe, for free, to any further blogs of mine please click on the blue box below.
Growth in Recovery and in life, takes commitment & courage, but if you are not willing to take a risk, and push your boundaries, even a little then you will be stuck where you are, until you do.
If, like me & you are in recovery, then I know your pain & you have been to hell and back. But think of this, you are not a victim, but a survivor and as a survivor you deserve to give yourself every opportunity you possibly can. "Keep breaking the mould and keep it real"
The next journey in my recovery was to go down the route of Internet Affiliate Marketing, it is the future. I challenge you to click the link below, watch the no obligation 7 day videos and then decide from there.
Thank you for reading.