I remember when I threw away $10,000. I mean, I didn’t actually throw away $10,000 in a literal sense. It was a few years back when I was in the middle of my sobriety. I was in a pretty secure position mentally and had a decent working situation. This is when avoiding triggers becomes even more important…when you’re comfortable…
All of a sudden, out of nowhere, came along a recruiter with a job offer. Now, this offer was, as you can guess, about $10,000 more year on my salary. But, the problem was that it added a ton of unnecessary complication to my life and stress. You see stress is a major trigger for lots of people in recovery and adding more of it to my life was not a good idea.
Most people thought I was totally crazy when I told them I was going to pass. They just couldn’t wrap their why I would throw away $10,000 like that. For those of us in recovery, dealing with lower levels of stress to protect our sobriety should be a no brainer…
Sometimes I sit and think about my recovery not as a single decision or choice but as a series of courageous actions that I have to make every day. Every single little decision we make impacts the outcome of our sobriety. Avoiding triggers and decreasing the stress inputs we face daily should be a top priority.
Check out Section 6 of Lecture 19 in our Stop Drinking Alcohol course for more information on avoiding triggers.
I really encourage you to take bold, courageous action in protecting your sobriety and what you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Taking this bold action requires you to be prepared, in recovery and ready to act. Take one of our courses on recovery and addiction so you can be the best version of yourself possible.
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