I’m back here for week 2 of my new series, 52 weeks of recovery, where I am posting a short list of the things that I have experienced in terms of my recovery in the past week.
◊ In writing group I talked about control again, but relating to people, which is undermining and not helpful to them. We addressed the overuse of should and how it can put unnecessary pressure on things. I will be writing about that very soon, as it’s a hot topic up here in my brain at the moment. Given my new aim of spontaneity, I want to record my thoughts on this in the next few days.
◊ The continued support of my writing partners. They are amazing.
◊ I found this article on the addiction to suffering. I found it hard-hitting, but very interesting and thought-provoking to read. I have at one time or another, done all 10 things listed.
◊ I walked confidently into the training room when I arrived for my second session of the counselling course. It felt great to be able to say hi to everyone instead of disappearing to the back of the room and hiding my face in my book.
I am much more focussed and mindful with this challenge, because I am seeking out the specific things I am doing in my journey of recovery. It feels good to appreciate the small things.