One of THOSE Days…Getting Through Tough Days In Recovery

June 2, 2010 — 7 Comments

So, you know THOSE type of days. Everything that could go wrong does go wrong down to the tiny things like driving away from the drive through to realize that they gave you a flavored iced coffee instead of the coffee flavored iced coffee that you wanted and needed…desperately.

So on a day when all those little things combined with a few big things start to pile up, how do you get through? That is, how do you get through with out the old standby solution of smoking or drinking or snorting your troubles away…for a little while.A while ago I had written about the lingering consequences of addiction that can show up in our recovery.

7 responses to One of THOSE Days…Getting Through Tough Days In Recovery

  1. I guess it’s all about perspective, huh? Good for you for keeping yours while dealing with all of that.

    It’s funny – I find that I’m pretty good and level-headed in a crisis, but those little things, like getting the wrong coffee, can wreck my mood if I let it.

    It’s so great that you can be with uncomfortable feelings, and not deny them or stuff them – which I think is tempting to do when you can’t medicate them away. That seems really healthy.

  2. It occurs to me reading your post that recovering addicts are so very brave.
    And probably don’t think they are.
    But I think so.

  3. I had one of those days today, as a matter of fact! After about 4 hours of trying to maintain civility and feeling like I was failing miserably, I finally gave up and hung a “Cranky!” sign on my cubicle. I expected to be left alone, given a wide berth. Instead, it seemed like everyone wanted to argue that I was, in fact, NOT CRANKY ENOUGH TO WARRANT A SIGN. (not even close, I was told)

    Hmmm. Maybe it was just me then. But it’s a good sign that no matter how crabby I was internally, outwardly I was very much in control.

    That is PROGRESS right there.

  4. I guess the main point of this post and the post before it about How To Make Yourself Feel Better was just to emphasize the fact that no one feels happy all the time. It’s just not going to happen.

    But just because we are not gleaming with a smile from ear to ear we don’t have to feel like it’s the end of the world or that we’re doing something wrong in life.

    Our happiness ebbs and flows and that is the way it goes. I think the sooner we can truly accept that and learn to deal with it, the more peace of mind we will have in life. And really, that is all you can ask for.

  5. I just started reading your blog & I find myself really enjoying reading what you have written.
    Thinking of starting a blog myself, however I am not quite sure.
    Sub really seemed to help you, I am thinking about switching from methadone to sub\
    Keep up the good work & keep on writing

  6. Someone’sKiddo June 17, 2011 at 1:41 am

    You made it! Keep it up. Those “winner” days eventually add up to years;)

  7. I agree with all the wonderful insite you have provided us on your blog. You have really hit the nail on the head with alot of the changes one should make in their life in order to continue a solid recovery! I sit at times and wonder what certain attibutes are responsible for my husbands and my rock, solid recovery. People in meetings are constantly running into me at my recovery based work place, questioning why they haven’t seen me in the meetings lately. I Explain to them that i facilitate and participate in classes daily that encourage my continued recovery. But many of them still have that judgement in their face or voice after me explaining what has been working for me. I feel certain people that think the only answer is meetings have a tendency to fall more often and harder due to their inability to understand that everyone has their individual recovery and they should not judge.

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