Knowing

when enough is enough.

With recovery, the most apparent example of this is initial Acceptance.  I consider that crossover a mini-Enlightenment.

With settled sober life after, it’s keeping yourself from H.A.L.T.ing (Hungry/Angry/Lonely/Tired).  Personally when I reach too much of any one and let it go unchecked for too long, it will invariably lead to the other three in some way shape or form.

An excruciatingly long day in the office today, for example, led me to decide that foregoing a workout would actually be doing my body a favor (and plus this #heatwave amirite?).

It’s OK not to do everything, all the time.  We were definitely selfish when we were using, and unfortunately in order to properly combat that reliance on substances, sometimes we must be selfish in our respective programs.

This Wednesday evening it manifests itself in the form of a can of pineapple juice, twisting up the knob on my subwoofer, situating myself in the direct center of my room, and letting sound wash over me while I mentally shun just about everything else (save for this post).

Feels good, man.

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