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Setting Your Schedule for Success in regards to Addiction Recovery
Setting your schedule for success in regards to addiction recovery is no easy task, but it is worldly rewarding. Right now, I’m watching Goodnight Moon in real time. She just mentioned that her favorite cereal is Honey Bunches of Oats with almond slivers. I asked her what her favorite museum is, but she is talking about The Haunting of Bly Manor, which is a show on Netflix, and she probably won’t answer me; by now we can be sure she won’t answer me. Apparently she hasn’t watched the Queens Gambit though. If it didn’t grab you in the first episode, then it might not be for you, that’s forsure-forsure. She recommended to us – the people viewing the video – to play some game called Night in the Woods. Now she’s draping herself over Noel Fielding. I’m kidding, it’s just a small discussion.
There are two things to be noted here. First: This girl I’m talking about is at work. She’s doing her thing, but she’s at work! And she even brings it up at some point throughout the video. She feels a lot of pressure these days because creating ASMR is her full-time job. What a chill life, you know? The levels of celebrity that exist have risen greatly in number, and I would bet that with 754k subscribers on YouTube, Goodnight Moon is not rich, but she can obviously support herself 100% through creating ASMR, which is an impressive feat. But we’re not here to talk about ASMR, really – at least today. We’re talking about YOU! How are you feeling about being You on this Monday? [or whenever you happen to find this article]. We’re here to talk about scheduling and creating a schedule which is manageable and also successful when it comes to addiction recovery.
A Schedule for Addiction Recovery
Creating a schedule for addiction recovery can be one of the most important things you do. If you have never tried to quit drugs before, everything you are about to experience is normal, and no matter how much it sucks, you just gotta trust the process, and we will get through this together. The first thing you want to do is adopt a healthy diet, if you don’t already have one, but I think that most individuals suffering from hardcore drug or alcohol addictions have adopted pretty piss poor diets. Do you have a piss poor diet? It’s easy to know – don’t overthink this part. If you aren’t eating fresh fruits and vegetables everyday, along with some significant source of protein like meat, nuts, or soy beans, then you have a piss poor diet. Snacks – salty or sugary – and fast food, and frozen food are all the enemies of your recovery from addiction. And you know what? You are going to have to build a life around new things. Things that aren’t as exciting, such as cooking.
According to a quick Google search, Americans spend 37 minutes per day prepping and cooking food. This is not enough time!
“The EHM also asked whether or not the respondent purchased any “prepared food from a deli, carry-out, delivery food, or fast food”—here referred to as fast food—in the prior week and on the time diary day. On the time diary day, the meal preparation time for usual meal prepares who purchased fast food was 27 minutes, versus 58 minutes for those who did not purchase fast food—a time savings of 31 minutes.”
You don’t say! The people who order fast food spend less time prepping food? Makes sense. I don’t believe fast food leads to victory when it comes to addiction recovery though. The route of preparing and cooking your own food is more difficult, yes, but it is rewarding, and for those who allow it to be, cooking is therapeutic.
We went over the schedule for eating yesterday, but tacking the schedule of cooking onto the front side of that…maybe you already included time for cooking, but maybe you didn’t! You could easily devote 3 hours per day to food, and I think that would be normal. So you’ve got 8 hours of sleep, 3 hours of cooking and eating time, for a total of 11 hours. There’s 13 hours left in the day, what else do you do?
Everyday when I wake up I write this blog post. So far this blog has not brought me monetary wealth, but to measure my success upon how this blog makes me feel? It makes me feel good; Great! Addiction Recovery and ASMR are a match destined to be, and I am happy to be talking about it every single day. This website and blog was not born out of one thinking session. It took me a long time to develop what I am doing here. First the website, then the blog, then the evolution to a blog specifically about addiction recovery. I plan to publish more information about ASMR, and make sure to keep the focus of this website upon ASMR, but I am not hiding it: I believe firmly, and with just reason, that AMSR can help individuals overcome their addictions! But ASMR is kind of a personal-consumption thing. So if you want to watch the videos, you can, or maybe you want to watch them later. If you want to leave the videos, hopefully you will still find these articles in your time of need. Read more, write more; Watch more! You know, and it’s getting deep into the morning here, and I’ve gotta start formatting this article or I will not get it out by 8am. How important is it that I publish at 8am? It’s probably not the most important thing, but you know – it’s my schedule and I stick to it [I’m still editing this and it’s 8am, but I almost made it!]. And actually, when I first started this blog, there was at least one day where I posted at 10pm! So after that, I think it was, I decided I needed to build some sort of schedule to guide this blog, otherwise it just…runs wild. Like a beautiful horse gliding into the distance, across a field of golden grass and golden sunset.
I’m going to have to write another daily article about schedules, or something. I might write a big article, or several big articles about the subject of addiction. This way, I can link back to these articles, because I honestly believe I can help people with my writing, but I know these daily articles are more fun-and-grandeur than practical help, but I really believe I can help people! We are going to get you to a better life, one that includes less drugs and alcohol! Today we are together and we are talking about how a good diet and a solid schedule are parts of a proven addiction recovery routine. My routine consisted of these things, and so I call that proven. My best advice though? Stay logical upon your journey, through addiction and furthermore through life. Without logic…well without logic you will lose control to your emotions. There is a time and a place! Drugs and love are emotionally strong catalysts, but they are not equal. Have you thought about putting love on your schedule? That’s a big move! First you’ve got to love yourself! First you’ve got to show yourself some love with a schedule that is busy and not full of drug use. Your schedule should have no drug use on it, unless you want there to be! But if you don’t schedule it in, then don’t get all emotional and plunge into that shit! If you have been avoiding your drug of choice for 8 months now, but you are still thinking about it often, perhaps daily, then you need to fill-up that schedule! Long term thinking now!! The world is a big fucking place, and with no long term goals you are sacrificing time! Which is, like, all that you’ve got! You might give it all up in one fall-swoop if you are not careful. That’s how drug addiction takes you – with warning, but by surprise.
It should be no surprise that you feel like you need more information. Trust me, I know. I am making an effort to supply something that I didn’t find existed when I was going through recovery, but what I do here is far from perfect. If you would like to submit your own stories regarding addiction recovery however, please send your submissions – text or audio file, to email@example.com.
It took me 7 years to recover, and I’m talking about 7 years of actively trying to quit! That’s too long! You can do it faster, smarter, stronger, and with a higher success rate than I have seen so many people fall into. You will be surprised how you look back and see that your life was altered greatly a few small decisions. The last time I even considered a drink was July 4th 2018, and I remember it because after that day, honestly, it was easy to turn down alcohol – my drug of choice. I had bigger fish to fucking fry! Money is the catalyst of my recovery. I want to know what it’s like to own a farm and let people camp on it in exchange for helping me build stuff. I want to do more traveling and potentially open a hostel. I want to write a book. These things take time to setup, and nobody would set these things up without considering how they would get paid for them…unless they already have plenty of time. It’s kind of complicated, but I think that the task of obtaining money in an entrepreneurial fashion can be a really powerful recovery mechanism for individuals. Using your drug of choice can mean the downfall of your empire, we both know that. First you’ve got to do two things: set yourself near the right people, and create a few visions of the future. We will discuss this further tomorrow.
Wow! I think Goodnight Moon just posted her livestream from this morning! Let’s watch. I wrote most of this article while listening to this livestream. Good ole-fashion ASMR; that’s what today’s video is. If you are new to ASMR, you just need to put some headphones in, find a comfortable place to meditate, and give the video below a listen. Think about your future, or just listen to this girl, whose name is Erin, talk about life and do a lil asmr. The world is a big place with many people, and you’ve gotta surround yourself with the correct people. Erin is a big vibe, and it’s okay to pickup on that big vibe, and use it to your advantage. Once you know the way, you see it in everything. Today’s featured video is no different.
x. Spark Twain
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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