HAPPY NEW YEAR – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR – LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD !!

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Looking back over the year we tend to reflect on what we accomplished (or didn’t) – New Years gives us a new reason to start over, even though we can do that any time, it seems most appropriate for the first day of the New Year.

Look at some of the things that we can make a resolution to try to accomplish:

Self improvement;  look to reach your full potential this year – what areas are you setting for your goals ?  a new class, reaching an exercise goal, learning to meditate?  There are so many things that are unique about each of us and our goals – start with just one thing.

Motivation in small things;  when we write down a goal, we are more likely to find a way to motivate ourselves to achieve a goal, even if it is just something such as taking a walk to begin to be healthier.   Pay for a class that you have always wanted to take (more likely to go if you pay for it )

Feelings of accomplishments;  again, small things add up to big things.  Getting more involved with your recovery goals will not only make you feel better, but adding one new meeting a week, you will feel like you are accomplishing something you promised yourself that you would do.  (see self improvement and motivation above !!)

Look forward to treating yourself;  when you have written the goals for the year and willing to look at the first 30 days as achieving something, no matter how small, treat yourself to something that you have wanted (and can afford !!)   Or if you achieved your goal of not stopping at Starbucks everyday for a latte,  and saved the money ,  it starts adding up in that jar !!

Goals give us Clarity;  taking the time to think of what we want, writing them down and getting  something accomplished gives us a clear vision of what we are capable of accomplishing.

As you look back over the past year, and are living a clean and sober life – think of where you were last year and be proud of where you are today !!!

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE SANCTUARY – MAY YOU FIND PEACE, HAPPINESS IN 2016

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