Writing can be a very helpful tool as we’re getting clearer on our intentions. As we’re writing down our goals, intentions, commitments and objectives, let’s also write down the “why” behind them:
I set the intention to go to therapy once a week because my mental and emotional balance are crucial to me after so many years of self-destructiveness. I remember being so depressed I couldn’t get out of bed, so I’m committing to weekly therapy so that I can keep myself as balanced and aligned as possible.
I set the intention to check in with my sponsor regularly because I know how helpful it is to stay in contact with someone who supports me. I know how necessary it is to stay in communication about any challenges that arise for me, so that I can get myself back on track any time I feel like I’m slipping. I know how important it is for me to feel heard and understood as I’m going through this process.
I set the intention to go to support group meetings on a regular basis because I know how valuable it is to share my story, how therapeutic it is to find my voice, how fulfilling it is to help other people by sharing my experiences.
I commit to staying clean because I love myself. I want to make healthy choices. I want to do what’s best for myself at all times.”
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