Think Big, Act Big, Live Big In Addiction Recovery

Think Big, Act Big, Live Big In Addiction Recovery

Think Big, Act Big, Live Big in Addiction Recovery

Think Big, Act Big, Live Big In Addiction Recovery by Patrick Meninga

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  • Why a Balanced Lifestyle is a Huge Key to Happiness in Overcoming Addiction and Alcoholism 1
  • Key point: balance is NOT critical in very early recovery. 2
  • Balanced lifestyle meshes perfectly with the holistic approach to good health in recovery. 4
  • Maintaining balance helps to alleviate obsession, which can lead to unhappiness. 6
  • Striving for balance gives your life the variety you need to keep things interesting. 8
  • Achieving balance in recovery helps to protect you from the threat of relapse. 10
  • Having a balanced life gives you the ability to respond from a place of strength. 12
  • Attaining balance in recovery keeps exposing you to new concepts, so you are always learning. 14
  • Balance can help you to reduce stress by building in some down time to a hectic schedule. 17
  • Focusing on balance insures that you create discipline in your life. 19
  • The pursuit of a balanced lifestyle will help you to grow in many new directions. 21
  • Attention Recovering Drug Addicts and Alcoholics: Avoid Passive Living and Start Creating the Future You Really Want 22
  • Is passive living really a problem in recovery? 23
  • Key point: passive living is the default. Look around a bit 26
  • Recommendation: create a routine and use physical activity as a foundation 29
  • Active spirituality: seeking God’s will on a daily basis 32
  • Creating value for others builds self esteem 34
  • Passive living can lead to victim mentality 36
  • Challenging work can give purpose and build self esteem 39
  • Passive living creates dependencies, active creation leads to independence 42
  • Massive action – the opposite of passive living 44
  • How passive are you? 45
  • How to Take Massive Action in Your Life and Overcome Your Addiction 47
  • Why addiction demands massive action to overcome it 48
  • Willingness: how surrender turns into action 50
  • A popular misconception: that thinking can change things in recovery 51
  • Dipping your toes in: how little actions can snowball into big results in early recovery 53
  • Go big in early recovery or go home 54
  • Transitioning to long term recovery: turning action into habits 56
  • Why you need continuous action to stay sober over the long run 58
  • Improving health through lifestyle changes requires massive action 60
  • How massive action sets you up for long term success 61
  • Lack of action = relapse 63
  • About the Author 66
  • Get Help for Addiction Now 67