2 December 2010 at 8:54 pm #7516
Hello All, just had someone on the helpline who asked for this list so thought I’d post it as a topic.
I know GA litereature varies a little around trhe world, here in the UK this list is in the main orange book under the heading "My Daily Moral Inventory".
Watch for Strive for
Self pity Self forgetfulness
Self justification Humility
Self condemnation Self evaluation
False Pride Simplicity
Negative thinking Positive Thinking
Vulgarity, Immorality High Mindedness, spirituality
Trashy thinking Clean thinking
Criticising Looking for the good
Personally it was this list and the 20 questions that made me realize that my gambling wasn’t just a financial problem. All of the "watch for" list applied to me! Of course some of them still do, even if not as badly, none of us are saints. Recovery is about trying to address some of those character traits that addiction gives us though and striving to be a better person. Personally Procrastination is probably the one im worst at so I’ve posted this straight away instead of waiting until tomorrow!22 May 2015 at 6:33 pm #7517
bump22 May 2015 at 6:58 pm #7518
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! 😉
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