ADHD, Automatic Thoughts, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Depression, Nourishing the soul, Weight Watchers

Writer’s block & the quest to stay substance free

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Well hey there!  Long time!

Actually, I apologize for the delay in writing.  I’ve been going through a lot of crap recently including a relapse in my sobriety that lasted for six weeks.   As I ponder “What Was It?” that caused me to relapse in my addictions I don’t exactly know.  I do know that everything happens for a reason and while I may not understand the reason today, eventually I’ll find out.  I trust that the Holy Spirit surrounds me 24/7 and my commitment to Jesus Christ is what is keeping me alive, and chasing my goals daily.

For the bipolar mind, it’s all about routine.  A routine is something you do consistently.  Unfortunately, we are not born into routines, we must create them and adjust them as time continues.  It’s easy to get started.

Here is my advice:

Getting to the gym multiple times a week.
This is important to me because I am an aspiring bodybuilder so getting to the gym is critical to my ambition and my success.  If I don’t train hard, then I don’t get the results I want.   I have found that by putting “gym” in my calendar at a specific time and I program it to ‘repeat weekly.’  I have an iPhone and an Apple Watch and when it’s in my calendar I am constantly reminded that I have the gym after I get done with my career.  It’s automatically there and holds me accountable to my goals.  In fact, when I am feeling depressed I ask myself “When was the last time you worked out?”  If I can’t remember, then I need to be at a gym.  Working out is one of the best things you can do for your mental health, and it’s FREE.  It doesn’t cost a thing to sweat your ass off and drive your results!

I’m feeling good.  It’s been 48 hours since I had my last and final drink and I’m back in the routine.

I am so thankful for my faith in Jesus Christ.  Without Jesus, I wouldn’t be here today.

 

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