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The Addiction Recovery Daily 241
Nothing To Do With Coconut Water
The time is 05:55, and I already went for a walk, made breakfast, and now I am about to drink coffee. I smoked a bowl before all that happened. There is no milk in my house today, which sucks, but even better would be almond milk. Have you ever gotten down with the almond milk? It’s the dopeness+1 and I know that it’s the future for me, but today? I don’t have any.
Today, as it be, we are going to enjoy an ASMR Video, but not yet…
I relayed the message yesterday, but today I will reiterate: I am going to switch formats. Let’s look at how many people came to this website yesterday….Sixty-four. Which is actually quite a lot. Like, it’s double what I have gotten any other day this week. So normally, I’m attracting 30ish ppl a day to this site, which, after 8 months of daily writing, is not what I expected to see. This is why I am moving this blog – this section of asmr.community – onto the website addictionrecoverydaily.com, where I think my writing will do better, and also the move will give ASMR Community some room to grow in the right direction, which is into ASMR. I am proud to be a member of the ASMR Community, and I am proud to be running a website dedicated to…what? So far I have been dedicated to addiction recovery, and this platform will stay dedicated to addiction recovery and mental heath, but you can expect to see a lot more asmr related blog posts and content on this website, and you will no longer be finding the daily blog in this location. This is just a reminder. We are an ASMR Platform.
Do you need a reminder today? Whoa! I just found out that I made some strong coffee this morning. Do you drink coffee? I drink that ish everyday. I have had an on-off relationship with coffee for 15 years now. These days I drink it more like clockwork. Every morning, same time. I get into a routine and I keep it for a long time…but not forever. I could definitely keep my routines longer, but I’m not that type of person. Usually the routine exists due to my living situation, but then as things evolve and change, I evolve and change. Have you ever slammed your face into a cream pie? Are you even living until you take a cream pie to the face?
Have you ever bobbed for an apple? HAVE YOU EVER EATEN KIMCHI? Have you ever swam in the ocean? Honestly…I don’t think I’ve ever swam in the ocean. I’ve put my feet in the ocean, but I’ve never full-on swam in the ocean. Not in California, not in Vietnam. Now in Florida, I’ve still never swam in the ocean. Can you believe that? Am I even living?
Well, there are levels to this shit. There are levels to recovery, and everyone’s levels are different. Do you have a drug addiction? Do you have a job? Do you have a lover? Do you know your mom? These are four key questions you should be asking yourself. If your mother is no longer with us, I am sorry for your loss. Losing someone is never easy. Personally, I need to spend more time with my mother, but I do know her pretty well. I definitely grew up with my mom. I know my mother as well as I know that the Green Bay Packers are the greatest football team in the world.
Sooooooooooo what’s the scoop? How are you doing? You know me! I’m just dropping in to see what condition your condition is in. Get out into the mf sunlight!
Go for a walk.
Read a book! I suggest The Da Vinci Code, but I know that ish isn’t for everyone.
Draw a maze. Clean your house. Practice meditation. Give yourself a henna tattoo. Read the Wikipedia page about Henna. Read Martha Stewart’s Wikipedia page. Start doing research about a new hobby, like rock climbing, or scuba diving, or fixing peoples concrete cracks in their driveway for as cheap as possible. There are a lot of things you can do to distract your mind from addiction…so many in fact, that I can’t list them all. Not in a life time. There are only the two options: Do Drugs, or Do Something Else. That’s it! You’ve only got the two! Now – some people will continue to say no. Some people will say no to every type of something I propose, and if you are doing this, it is in your hands to be vigilant. How many times have you said “No no, that won’t work. I just want to get high, I don’t know what to say?”
You need to take a microscopic step forward as your first step, but you do have to take a step forward. So many people are stuck between recovery and relapse, and I do not believe it’s because drug addiction has some sort of half-life where it is destined to last a certain amount of time depending on the person, although obviously I have considered this possibility. I think it is true, that with powerful, precise, readily available, good vibes addiction recovery, humankind as we know it will have better control over our addiction problem. When we are talking about the internet we are talking about everybody, and I am talking about addiction recovery on the internet, for everybody.
I hear that Alcoholics Anonymous helps 10% of the people who try the program, so I think it’s possible that I can help 10% of the people who try reading my blog in hopes of addiction recovery. Now…I am just a dude writing on the internet with no college degree and 7 years of addiction recovery personal experiences, and you know that. But, when I say 10%, know that I don’t know a fucking thing about that forreal. I’m just taking my best educated guess, and relaying that information to you. But if I can help 10% of the people who really give this blog a try, then I think that’s an amazing thing, and so it’s what I set my goal at.
If you want to let me know your comments about this blog, or submit your story of addiction/addiction recovery in either text or audio or video format, or write about ASMR, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be sure to get back to you soon!
This blog is everyday, and so if you return everyday then that’s a really amazing thing, but today, for instance? I am just…ramblin! And I’m havin a good time haha. Hopefully we can share the good time. Most days I try to answer the questions I believe people are asking, and I get deep into talks about addiction recovery. At addictionrecoverydaily.com I will be able to dig even deeper into that passion which every addict I think has, which is to help other people, and other addicts. Addiction recovery is every day. It’s like when you get to working out everyday. At first it’s like ugh wtf how am I bout to…but then after a couple of days, and especially after a couple of weeks you are feeling like this is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.
When it comes to addiction recovery,know that you will get there. No matter how you feel right now – don’t over complicate it! – it really is as simple as don’t get high today. It’s as complicated as, well, you know it’s also rather complicated, but you really shouldn’t get high today, and you really should believe me that one day at a time – if you just don’t get high today – tomorrow will be easier. I mean…if the first day isn’t the hardest day, then idk what is! The second day? The 80th day? It’s a heart breaking experience, quitting drugs. The worst part is getting used to that heartbreak, but eventually the feelings fade. No matter how many times you have tried to quit, you need to make this time the time. Because you don’t want to get used to that feeling of quitting. Every time you try to quit your drug of choice, you give up a piece of your soul. You don’t want to keep giving those pieces up, trust me. You will need them!
How can you stop consuming? Well, seriously, I watched a lot of videos just like this one below. One hour at a time, I just made a strong effort to focus on listening…and often times also watching the videos, and just…absorbing humanity. Actually, this video below was the first ASMR video I ever watched. Just revisiting some old favorites. This blog, no matter where it moves to, will still include a daily ASMR recommendation.
x. Chris Buckley
The Water Whispers Ilse
Everyday Sobriety Advice
I am a recovered alcoholic/drug addict, but I am not a qualified addiction counselor. To help other alcoholics/addicts achieve sobriety, I have created the mantra’s below. Although I call them “steps,” I believe that all four mantra’s should be recited in concurrence.
When the urge to drink alcohol or use drugs comes upon you, I suggest reciting these four steps, and then implementing an activity to “kill time” until your urge to use drugs/alcohol is less intense. I suggest you use ASMR videos to “kill time”
Good luck, My Friend
Below are the steps of admittance required for using The ASMR.Community Sobriety Program [ACSP] successfully.
Step 1: “Sobriety is a choice, and it is up to me to make the right choice.”
Step 2: “Not everybody will be able to achieve sobriety, but that knowledge does not prevent my success regarding sobriety.”
Step 3: “The urge to imbibe (substances that I know will prevent my success) is finite. Sometimes the urge will exist, sometimes the urge will not exist.”
Step 4: “Sobriety is not the same for everyone. Success is.”
I believe the steps I listed above are a complete, non-exclusionary list of all mental admissions needed to achieve your goals regarding sobriety.
Everybody’s definition of sobriety is different, but everybody’s definition of success is the same.
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If you would like to learn more, make sure to read our Philosophy Of Addiction Recovery 1.
For more daily support, check out Sober James on YouTube. He does a livestream every night at 21:00 Eastern Standard Time, and his live streams are a great place to receive support, gain motivation, and listen to encouragement in regard to addiction recovery. His program is based on the Twelve Steps.
SMART Recovery is another great program for individuals who are ready to tackle their addictions.
If you are seeking spiritual guidance, I highly encourage you to check out Tarot Reader ASMR. Her name is Amalia, and she is a kind-hearted individual with a skill for bringing us closer to ourselves.
Don’t underestimate the power of Yoga! Try Yoga With Adriene.
If you are looking or more information about ASMR, I’ve found the best place to learn about the subject is ASMR University. Their information is accurate [to the best of my knowledge], and plentiful. I mostly work with the application of ASMR, but there is a whole lot more to ASMR than using it to gain sobriety or fall asleep, including the history and the science of it.
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