When I first began Recovery, it was both exciting and exhilarating at the same time. Everything was new, the fellowship, new friends, camp outs, the beach conventions, my family was beginning to have faith in me once again and most importantly, I was living life without the use of drugs and I was loving it.
Then that “pink cloud” lifted and I was bored with the same old routine; It just seemed like something was missing and I couldn’t figure out what it was. I became isolated, depressed, and confused. I was at the point to where if I didn’t do something, I was headed back to those dark places, I had worked so hard to get out of. That’s when I ran across an amazing woman, Cheryl , who is one of the founders of Waves of Gratitude; She helped me to see that I could live my dreams, that anything was possible, I just had to take the first step. She also would not allow me to talk negative about myself or anything I was a part of for that matter; and before I knew it I was writing a book, creating my own Facebook Page (Wings of Encouragement), taking classes and a four-hour exam to become a counselor. It was amazing at what that one step turned into, in so many areas of my life.
So when I get back to that feeling of being bored with the same old routine, I first remember how far I have come, Second, I write down at least 5 goals that I want to accomplish and keep the list to where I can read it on a daily basis, and Third, I take a step towards those goals, no matter how small it may be. There are also times I just change my routine up a little; I may go camping, dance like crazy to music (which is very therapeutic for myself), spend time with some friends, take a small overnight trip, and yes sometimes I even start working out, but that one , well although I know I should, it’s usually the last resort, lol.
My point is if you are becoming bored with the same old same old, then spice it up some; start a new project, change your routine around, do things that make you laugh, just go and be silly a little while. You will be surprised at how much a small change can change your entire perspective & mood , for that matter.
(((hugs & love))))