I have a Mindfulness Group that meets on Thursdays from 8:30-10:00. Basically, Mindfulness is being fully in the present moment, completely “awake and aware.”
It is learning to be in control or your own mind, instead of letting your mind be in control of you. It is my favorite, most functional tool I have in my Sobriety Toolbox.
I wanted to just share notes that I have been scribbling all over the packet we have for that class. A lot of the phrases and thoughts have made a huge difference in changing my thoughts and actions.
When you do something, how do you feel? When you don’t do that something how do you feel?
Are you allowing future perceived circumstances affect current perspectives?
“I will drink tomorrow, just not today.”
My responses to situations…are they being effective? Emotions can be justified, but do the behaviors associated with them appear justified?
I have been engaging in what I call “Masterful Management of Non-Participation” most of my life.
Know: what is happening and why
Be: aware of which mind is engaged (emotional, reasonable, wise)
Do: incorporate the knowledge into effective action/reaction
Avoid the Fear-to-Anger conversion