Friday, May 30, 2008

Don't Do Anything Too Stupid

One of the greatest gifts I've received from my recovery program is the ability to manage emotions - especially the kind of emotions that tempt me to do things I know better than to do. I wish I could say that I have this totally managed but I don't. The thing is, I really do know that when I have strong feelings and really want to act out, it's usually fear - fear from my past experiences. My brain is trying to save me from another bad experience but my poor brain can't tell the difference between something important and something unimportant. So I react in a way that really doesn't have anything to do with the present. Knowing this gives me the power to stop and think and pray - which usually keeps me from doing anything too stupid!

1 comment:

Lizerd said...

I can totally relate. Ha! My latest blog posts are dealing with this exact problem, having done stupid things as a result of being fearful and trying to keep from doing stupid things when I am fearful. Hooray for a program that is helping me too!

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