“Act as if” is one of the first and truest things i learned in recovery.
If you’re sad, act like you’re happy.
If you’re angry, act like you’re calm.
If you’re afraid, act as though you’re brave.
The miracle of this is that, after acting happy, calm and brave long enough, you’ll become happy, calm, and brave.
Of course it’s not that simple… Except it is.
Posted on April 6, 2013, in Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery, Toolbox and tagged AA Expressions, AA Glossary, AA Terminology, alcohol, Alcohol Recovery, alcoholic, alcoholism, mental-health, Recovery, Sober Action Plan, sobriety, Toolbox, What i learned in AA. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.