My personal mantra's this week:
1. Don't expect too much.
2. More than yesterday is more than enough!
If we're not careful we can fall into some recovery traps. In the beginning we get so excited about the possibilities we want to conquer everything immediately. Truly, we're just like a newborn fawn. We just aren't ready to run in the forest with the big bucks. There are bears and cougars waiting for someone just like us! We have to take baby steps.
"Comparison is the thief of joy." This is one of my favorite quotes. Be careful on your recovery journey that you don't start comparing your failures and accomplishments to someone who started their journey long before you. This is such a demoralizing and wasteful behavior. If your only accomplishment today was the fact that you went to work and didn't cry in the bathroom celebrate that! Allow yourself the opportunity to relish in the accomplishment. Just don't forget to build on that victory. You are beginning to develop some great habits, behaviors, and coping skills that will assist you with setting some life changing goals!