My journey through addiction and recovery brought me to the extremes of self-sabotage. One of the lessons I learned in the process is that addiction and other forms of self-sabotage come from internal conflict. The conflict is often caused by a perceived void that we frantically seek to fill with alcohol, other drugs, food, shopping, …
Category Archive: Choice
Making choices, taking responsibility
Self-sabotage is like a game of mental tug-of-war. It is the conscious mind versus the subconscious mind where the subconscious mind always eventually wins.
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There is never enough time to do everything, there is always enough time to do the most important things, and to stay with them until they are done right.
I am one of those people who likes to go in 200 directions at once. I have so many interests and want to learn and experience so many things that it is difficult for me to decide which direction I want to go. I like to think of it as a “diversity of interests.” Doctor’s, …
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I have never been contained except I made the prison
Sometimes when we try to make significant changes in our lives, we find ourselves drifting back to our old behaviors time and time again. This can be extremely baffling. We have a goal that we know we want to achieve, but for some reason, we keep sabotaging our plans. It’s as if there’s a force …
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You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
The world always changes. Our lives change with it. How did your life get to where it is today? How will it change in the future? You can decide how.
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This is not a political post nor an endorsement. Instead, I am sharing ideas on how to remain inspired and spiritual at a time when passions and negativity rule the discourse around us. Here are five ideas on how to be inspired voters: 1. Practice Tolerance The core of our political stance lies in our …
Permanent link to this article: http://beinspiredeveryday.com/2008/11/02/how-to-be-an-inspired-voter/
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Sometimes change can be so difficult that we find ourselves doubled over in pain. Tears flow uncontrollably, and the pain is so intense that we just want to wake up from the nightmare we are experiencing and find that life is the same as it was before things changed. These moments are especially challenging when …
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There is only one real deprivation... and that is not to be able to give one's gifts to those one loves most.
My son, Tristen, is at an age where he uses the phrase, “I want” frequently. At the same time, he’s also learning to share and do nice things for people. Unlike most grownups, toddlers express their emotions openly. It is much easier to tell what they are feeling inside. Because of this, I can clearly …
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