Does it need to be said? Does it need to be said by me? Does it need to be said by me right now?
After putting down the drink and drug, my next goal was to figure out how to live life.
How can I live life in such a way that minimizes anxiety, worry, resentment or the like?
I know that if I live my life feeling these negative feelings as a constant, I will eventually go back to the “ease and comfort” of a substance.
So my new job is to minimize the amount of time that I have these feelings. The question is, how do I keep these feelings to a minimum? That begins with making sure that I do not put myself in such situations to begin with.
How can I best avoid confrontation and conflict so that these feelings don’t arise? First of all, I need to learn how to communicate with others. One of the best ways to do this, is to figure out when and where to involve myself in disagreements.
I have come to find that by just sitting back and keeping my mouth shut, I find myself in less confrontation. Time heals all wounds.
What may have seemed like a big deal today, may mean nothing by tomorrow. If I had just kept my mouth shut, I could’ve avoided a lot of confrontation.