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The Addiction Recovery Daily 227
Zoom Out From Your Addictions with Tony Bomboni
We’ve all been bewailed by the great many peculiar events that have derailed 2020, but in the ASMR Community, all we’re going to talk about is how YouTube went down for like four hours that one day! I’m kidding. One-thousand-four-hundred-thirty-one people in America died that day of Corona Virus. That’s what we will remember. There died an additional 1,465 American’s the previous day. It’s not a joke. In this topsy-turvy corona-world, it’s a blessing that we have ASMR. Staying inside and quarantining isn’t as lonely as it would have been 15, or even 10 years ago. Am I right? It’s hard to talk so freely about such a thing that is killing so many, but I believe it would have killed more if it arrived in 2010.
It’s amazing that we are all thinking about the same thing right now! I highly doubt that anyone read the word zoom and didn’t immediately think of the video conferencing platform. Granted, the people who read this blog are a hip-group, but still, zoom came up fast. I actually paid for an account on Meetup.com and I was planning to host weekly addiction recovery meetings on there [using zoom], but I never went through with it. I even paid to use Meetup for 6 months! But then I never used it once. I honestly believe I can help people…in fact, I know for a fact that I can help people achieve sobriety, and I am not letting off the gas on my long term plans for this website. But damn if I ain’t taking the long road to get where I’m going haha. That’s nothing new though. I took the long road to sobriety too. Hopefully, you won’t have to.
Tony is a professional when it comes to ASMR. Since I’ve moved to Florida, I’ve become way more in touch with my spiritual side. Soon we will be working with an in-house tarot reader to help specifically with addiction recovery, but Toni also does Tarot readings. You can check out his website to get the full scope of what he does.
My favorite part about today’s video is the naturally occurring sound layers. It’s a rather short video [I have input part ii below], but this can be used to your advantage. I love watching ASMR in the morning. I mean, I wake up every morning and consume ASMR! What more can I say? You just gotta try it if you never have before! Waking up and starting your day with ASMR is a great way to stay connected with reality, particularly because you are serving yourself a reminder that reality is what you make it!
I try not to get sucked into a long video in the morning, because it’s important to maintain constant vigilance in regards to your schedule. The further along in your addiction recovery you are, the less time you should be spending upon ASMR in the morning. For your first month of recovery? Feel free to spend the whole damn day watching ASMR! If you are 1 year into recovery? My advice is to do no more than 15 minutes of ASMR in the morning, least you convince yourself it is more important than your other daily activities.
Today’s reality is that it’s Friday! Do you find it harder to avoid alcohol on Fridays? Personally that wasn’t a thing for me. I drank equally throughout all days of the week, but I did prefer drinking in the morning. Someone told me once “if you wake up and the first thing you think about is having a drink, that’s when you know you have a problem.” I remember when that first started happening to me – waking up and wanting to drink. What’s most important is that I believed the individual who told me that piece of advice. I’m 28 and I’ve been sober since 26 years of age. If I had not believed the alcoholic that came before me – and the advice he gave me – there’s a good chance I’d be still drinking! Or I’d be dead.
No matter how old you are, 21 or 41 or 61, you should try listening to ASMR next time you have an urge to drink. I know how that shit goes! But just trust me. Even if it feels like it couldn’t possibly help…it can. Can. I’m not saying that ASMR is guaranteed to help you in anyway – mentally or physically, but I can tell you with certainty that it did help me achieve sobriety. But it wasn’t ASMR, travel, changing my diet, consuming cannabis, or becoming addicted to writing that was the driving force in my quitting alcohol. It was my unshakable faith that I was going to solve my problem and live a happier life. Happiness is the motivator. Don’t just believe that happiness is possible, have unshakable faith in that shit!
x. Spark Twain
p.s: I have been signing my name as Chris Armstrong for about a week now, but I switched back. Don’t mind me! Haha. And don’t let my flipflopping of business tactics get in the way of cold, hard sobriety. I believe in you, have faith in you, and I love you. You’re like me…how could I not love you?
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! Specifically Yoga With Adriene. My shoulder is broken, and so you can do some Yoga for me too. I really wish I could…
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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