An Easier, Softer Way: Lazy Recovery
You know why i love AA? Because i’m lazy. Very Lazy.
i know the Big Book says this about recovery…
We thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not.
—Alcoholics Anonymous, Chapter 5, “How It Works”, page 58
…but for me it’s the exact opposite.
My alcoholism made life tougher than any job ever has. My drinking required tons of effort in almost every aspect of my life. i had to
- Work through hangovers
- Avoid my wife and children because of hangovers
- Manage my guilt over avoiding my family
- Worry about my behavior all weekend
- Feel like an ass while apologizing to friends and coworkers for my drunken antics
- Take inventory every morning of what i lost the night before
- Plan my day around having just one drink because, as a compulsive binge drinker, that first drink lasted until i blacked out
That’s only the tip of the ice cube.
In AA, however, all i have to do is not think.
i just have to read the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, go to meetings, work on my Steps and listen to my sponsor. All i need to do is follow directions.
Posted on November 5, 2011, in Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged AA, AA fellowship, Alcohol Recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, Recovery. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.