According to Chapter 6 of the Big Book, it states “When we retire at night, we constructively review our day. Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid? Do we owe an apology? Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once? Were we kind and loving toward all? What could we have done better? Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time? Or were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life?…” With this short piece of information, there is a lot to discuss.
Resentful, Selfish, Dishonest, or Afraid
These are all feelings that you don’t want to have after your alcohol or drug rehab stay. These can set you back into addictive behaviors. If you realize, when reviewing your day, that you have been resentful, selfish, dishonest, or afraid, now is the time to fix this. Don’t wait it out. Make sure you fix this right away. Whether it involves talking to another person, praying to God, or writing in a journal, fixing this can help you to stay clean and sober. When you are reviewing your day, keep this in mind.
Owing an Apology or Talking to Someone
If you need to apologize to someone for anything, do so right away. The longer you wait, the more damage that could be done to that relationship. This isn’t something that you want to have happen. After you stay in an alcohol or drug rehabilitation program, you want to improve your relationships. When you apologize immediately, the other person is more likely to accept your apology. Maybe there is something you kept to yourself that you should have told someone. Do this right away. Don’t wait any longer. The sooner you release this information, the better it will be for everyone.
Kind and Loving or Thinking of Yourself
If you weren’t kind and loving to everyone, this can lead to big problems. When you work your recovering lifestyle, you must show others the type of actions you want to be shown to yourself. If you are kind and loving towards others, this may come back to you. You will also feel better which reduces your chances of relapsing. Maybe you had a rough day and you were only thinking of yourself? If this happened, make apologies to your friend, spouse, or whomever else you weren’t thinking of that day. Making things right immediately is always the best course of action while you are in recovery from an addiction.
Don’t let each day slip away from you. If you were experiencing feelings, going through something rough, need to apologize, or you weren’t kind to someone, fix it immediately. You want to protect your recovering lifestyle and doing this can help you a great deal. When you are reviewing your day, keep this in mind.
Not to this part of your recovery yet or had a relapse because of these things? Contact an alcohol or drug treatment center at 888-992-7955 today. This could be the start of a great life for you. Make the call and begin your recovery or continue your sobriety.