Motivation Mondays

Motivation Mondays for Families

June17

Attitude

Your attitude is the one thing you can control in every situation. “I’m not a victim of everything that happens unless I choose to see myself that way.”
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June10

Responsibility

Today, if I am tempted to interfere with something that is none of my business, I can turn my attention instead to some way in which I can take care of myself.

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June3

Progress Not Perfection

Progress can be hard to recognize, especially if our expectations are unrealistically high. Don’t expect unhealthy behavior to change overnight – chip away.

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May27

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is not forgetting, it’s letting go of the hurt. Can I identify areas I have been unwilling to let go of and that are hindering my own happiness?

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May20

Giving Up Control

I wanted to stop trying to control people and situations, and someone said that I couldn’t give up something that I didn’t have.

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May13

Your Higher Power

Is there an area of my life that I treat as though it were too important to turn over to my Higher Power? My way has seldom worked in the past.

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May6

What’s Important?

Today, maintaining my serenity is my first priority. Have I identified important priorities for my journey to recovery today? If not, get a list going!

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Apr29

Trust the Process

“Always be a work in progress.” Consider praying for an attitude of progress, not perfection, in the process of your loved one’s recovery.

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Apr22

Authenticity

Ask yourself questions to maintain your authenticity. “Has maintaining an image become more important than my emotional freedom today?”

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Apr15

Detachment

The word detachment is often misunderstood. For me, detachment is the freedom to own what is mine and to allow others to own what is theirs.

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Apr8

Courage to Change

There was a time in my life when I furiously insisted that alcoholism did not exist in my family. We were normal; everything was fine!

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Apr1

Twelve Step Series

Step Twelve: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs…

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Mar25

Twelve Step Series

Step Eleven: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out…

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Motivation Mondays for Alumni

June3

Taking Action in Recovery

Am I connected with a group of people practicing the principles of recovery? Do I find myself growing more when I surround myself by people taking action?

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May27

Our Philosophies

Looking back, we can see how the philosophies we had during active alcoholism, and maybe even at times throughout sobriety, couldn’t serve us long term.

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May20

Defects of Character

We have to find the assets to our defects of character and put them into action. Steps 6 and 7 are a practice we must bring into our lives every day.

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May13

Fellowship in Recovery

The fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous is not only a testament to the Twelve Steps, but also a place where people who feel the same way can come together.

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May6

The Cycle of Addiction

When we break down the cycle of addiction, we can see how the three parts of this disease lead into our sprees, consequences, and resolutions.

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Apr29

Meditation

In a meditative state, we converse with our Higher Power and ask for direction. Through meditation that we experience growth alongside our Higher Power.

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Apr22

The 10th Step

In the 10th Step we continue to take personal inventory, acknowledging when we are selfish, resentful, fearful, or dishonest.

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Apr15

Nightly Review & Reflection

The nightly review routine is an easy process to miss if we aren’t careful. Take a moment for yourself and prepare for tomorrow.

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Apr1

Taking Action in Addiction Recovery

Throughout our time doing the work outlined in the Big Book, we are called to action. Words such as “launched”, “immediately”, and “vigorously” are written repeatedly…

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Mar25

Step Five

The process of getting sober is about more than what we have lost or the dark places we have gone to. Though those are important experiences…

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