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Weekly Focal Point
 
"You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously."

~Steve Maraboli~
 

Self Care

One lesson that comes from the practice of recovery is how to integrate self care into your disciplines. Some may picture soaking in bubble baths or beautiful walks through nature. While those things can be nurturing to our souls, self care in sobriety positions us to create healthy boundaries, take care of our physical and mental health, as well as pour into our own spirits. The Big Book reminds us that we cannot transmit something we do not have, another vital reason to fill up our cups before attempting to pour from it again. We can only be helpful to our fellows if we are caring for our needs as well. Start with something small, like journaling or creating a vision board of your current passions. Try something new, try something scary, dare to step outside of your comfort zones. Start practicing what makes you feel good. Incorporate a new workout routine, try a new look, write a letter to God, invite someone to a recovery meeting that you don't know very well yet. Let go of the things that no longer service you. Walk away from gossip, detach from that toxic relationship and decide that you are worthy of positive gifts in your life. Observe what areas of your life need to be balanced and begin to ask for any help that you need. The spiritual momentum that follows you caring for yourself will create a life that you cannot fathom but absolutely deserve.
 
Questions for Our Consideration
 
1. Do I truly treat myself with compassion and kindness?

2. Has judgment about my recovery process cropped up in my thought life? Am I willing to bring this into prayer and meditation?

4. Will I commit to stepping outside of my comfort zone to begin practicing things that fuel my spirit and fill up my cup? Can I see that this will benefit others who I am being of service to in my sobriety?

3. Have you confused the idea of being of service in your recovery with putting all of your needs on the backburner consistently?
 
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