Ready, Set, ACTION
One of the things i love most about AA is that it’s a program of action.
i’m a thinker, and not a very good one, but a thinker nonetheless. i spent my whole life trying to rationalize and intellectualize and philosophize my choices and decisions. Where did that get me?
i drowned myself in my addictions just to give myself a couple minutes of not thinking.
AA doesn’t want me to think because my thinking is flawed. AA wants action, which is perfect for someone like me who thinks “faith” is a mind game and “understanding” is for intellectuals.
My Daily Action Plan:
- Eat breakfast (banana and yogurt). Eating regularly and in normal quantities helps keep my mind alert
- Read my daily “prayer” (page 86 of the Big Book) to remind myself not to be a control freak
- Put my 6 month chip in my pocket when i get dressed to use as a good luck charm reminder
- Write about recovery during the day
- Do some AA step work during my day
- Call my sponsor regularly
- Attend a meeting after work
- Read from the Big Book before bed
My favorite thing about doing all this is that the busier i am, the less time i have to think. And my life is living proof that i really really suck at thinking.
Posted on September 28, 2011, in Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged AA, Alcohol Recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, Recovery, Sober Action Plan, What i learned in AA. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.