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    charles
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    There is a "Just For Today" page in the literature of UK’s GA.  I understand it is also in other countries literature but not all.
    I’ve found it very helpful in gradually changing the character that I was when I was gambling.  It’s also come up in many of the groups and is relevent to many of the Topic Groups.
    Here it is:
    Just for Today

     
     
     
     
     
    Just for today I will try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for 12 hours that would appal me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
    Just for today I will be happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that: "most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."
    Just for today I will adjust myself to what is and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take each day as it comes and fit myself to it.
    Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.
    Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn, and not get found out; if anybody knows of it, it will not count; I will do at least two things I don’t want to do – just for exercise; I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt – they may be hurt but today I will not show it.
    Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticise not one bit, not find fault with anything, and not try to improve or regulate anybody but myself.
    Just for today I will have a programme. I may not follow it exactly but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests – hurry and indecision.
    Just for today I will have a quiet half-hour all by myself and relax. During this half-hour, sometime, I will try and get a better perspective of my life.
    Just for today I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful and to believe that, as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.
    Just for today I will not gamble.
    No one could do all of those all of the time, recovery isn’t about being a saint its about trying to do better and addressing some of the traits that addiction can give us.  So, just pick one, maybe two, and do your best to follow the principle throughout a day.  It also helps to improve self esteem etc as we achieve something positive.
    Hope this helps someone as much as it’s helped me

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