I promised a person, whose blog I follow, this post. I apologize, my friend, for taking so long to get this out. I hope you’re still with me.
My friends, put simply, this is how I stopped the hamster wheel that was my thoughts from spinning. For many, myself included, the mind can be their worst enemy. More to the point, the notion that my first thoughts have validity simply because they pop up in my head is poison. Early in my sobriety I learned how to quiet, and eventually master those thoughts to a point where I can stop the hamster wheel at will, in a matter of seconds.
This took a lot of practice and it does not come naturally. That said, I offer this series to anyone who wishes to be free from the bondage of their melon:
If you have a problem with your melon creating havoc in your life, and if you’re a newly recovering alcoholic – guess what, please check out this series of posts. The people who passed these tips down to me and the “change the tape” part that I made up on my own have been invaluable in terms of my recovery and made my life vastly simpler and more enjoyable.