Practices that have helped you?
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10-04-2016, 11:44 AM
RE: Practices that have helped you?
(10-04-2016 10:55 AM)jason197754 Wrote:  What practices have helped you to connect with yourself and find peace??? I like to journal and I try to practice meditation..... and what do you think about positive affirmations?

Positive affirmations are kinda 'meh' to me. Most seem silly. But if they help you, go for it.

I'm reluctant to go into more detail about what I do, because it's really about you and what brings a sense of fulfillment to you -- what gives you a sense of balance.

In other words, what I do is irrelevant.


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10-04-2016, 12:50 PM
RE: Practices that have helped you?
I got 208 practices.

Want me to list them?

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Thought not.

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10-04-2016, 01:54 PM
RE: Practices that have helped you?
Affirmations don't do it for me. I've tried meditation where you focus on your breathing, etc., and that also just bores me and doesn't particularly calm me down. I know that a lot of people find that kind of thing extremely helpful, it just does not work at all for me.

What helps me is moving my focus outward. That is, I write, but not necessarily journal, I write stories or essays or poems or songs. I practice music, which focuses my attention on something big and interesting while building a skill. If I had the aptitude, I would cook or garden as that kind of a practice, which occupy the mind in a way that calms because it's so absorbing, but also produces something that's valuable to you and/or others.
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10-04-2016, 02:29 PM
RE: Practices that have helped you?
Find what absorbs your attention and that you get satisfaction from and do that.

I sew, especially when I am working something out in my head. I have been doing it so long that I don't have to give the process my complete attention, that allows for thinking things through - kind of in the background.

We all need to find our own thing that works.

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10-04-2016, 02:56 PM
RE: Practices that have helped you?
New to recovery, I find my journaling and songwriting important parts of my own peace of mind. Mindfulness and gratitude are also large parts of it, as is, ironically, the Serenity Prayer. Even this atheist understands the wisdom of knowing what one can and cannot control, and letting go of the latter.
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10-04-2016, 04:03 PM
RE: Practices that have helped you?
Burning villages and raping the goats.

I'm sorry that was inappropriate. Making love with the goats.

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10-04-2016, 04:09 PM (This post was last modified: 10-04-2016 04:27 PM by carol.)
RE: Practices that have helped you?
woo recovery for me:
Lots and lots of fun, strenuous exercise, and horror movies- like zombie movies...
going to see new and pretty things
doing something slightly scary and new
going to brand new places, getting lost and finding my way about
road trips!!!!!
hiking and camping
changing my perspective to a less romanticised view of people- and allowing myself to dislike and sometimes even hate other people
telling off assholes, and feeling slightly endangered by it
Doing things that are reasonable behaviors for people, but they make me feel slightly uncomfortable due to my shyness or inhibitions
and
making myself do things I am afraid of if the fear is not rational

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10-04-2016, 10:37 PM
RE: Practices that have helped you?
(10-04-2016 04:03 PM)yakherder Wrote:  Burning villages and raping the goats.

I'm sorry that was inappropriate. Making love with the goats.

How many time do I have to tell you - it's rape, pillage, plunder, then burn. Facepalm

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11-04-2016, 03:27 AM
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Paradiddles. Thumbsup

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11-04-2016, 08:05 AM
RE: Practices that have helped you?
(10-04-2016 04:03 PM)yakherder Wrote:  Burning villages and raping the goats.

I'm sorry that was inappropriate. Making love with the goats.

I hope you at least buy them dinner first Wink
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