Ok, in a group this evening someone asked “what is recovery?”
Part of it at least is working on character traits we may have picked up in addiction, or indeed had anyway.
When i first stopped gambling i thought that was all i had to do, then I saw this list and realised it wasn’t just my gambling that was the problem – it was me.
Score yourself out of 10 on each line, with both sides adding up to the 10.
When I did it all the high numbers were on the wrong side of the page!!
Recovery isn’t about trying to be perfect, its about gradual improvement. This list helped me see some of the things I needed to work on, then I was able to find ways to gradually improve things, reduce the score on one side and increase the score on the right side.
I’m still not perfect, hopefully i will never think i am! 😉