My nightly routine is fundamental but consistent. At the end of the night, I sit down, I grab my journal, and I write, and I answer three basic questions:
What went right?
What didn’t go right?
What am I most grateful for today?
I have to remember the routines that it takes for me to stay clean on a regular basis.
As we begin to learn to inventory our lives, we find the routines that we never knew we had that fed our addictions, our depressions, our anxieties. We see that during those moments, we were on autopilot. As we focused on our depression, our depression deepened. As soon as we become consumed by our anxiety or the hunger to feel different, our compulsions and obsessions grow. Continue reading “What we measure we grow!”
It’s been a week since I’ve written anything. I sat down a few times and tried to force myself to write. There have been several occasions I had, what I thought were some great thoughts come into my head. While I was in the shower getting ready. During my drive to or from the office. Even in the evening as I went through the nightly routine of helping to get the kids in bed.
When I finally sat down and tried picking one of those thoughts, I had saved in my notes app and attempted to journal; I struggled to make it past the first couple of sentences.
“What kind of day are you going to have?” That is the question I ask my kids every morning as they leave for school. Their reply, “a better day than yesterday.” My youngest then says,”but not as good as tomorrow!” Always with her heart melting little smile. Finally, I’ll ask, “whose choice is it?” “It’s my choice!”, They will each reply. Some days, with more enthusiasm than other. I will then end this morning ritual with, “Make the right choices!”. Continue reading “Jan 25, 2016 – What kind of day are you going to have? It’s your choice!”