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Day 9: Practice Gratitude

Day 9 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety One of the most powerful tools in your recovery toolkit is gratitude. It’s impossible to feel sorry for ourselves when we are being grateful. That does not mean dismissing real emotional pain.

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Day 8: Be Realistic

Day 8 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety Many addicts suffer from ‘fantasy functioning’. We come by it honestly, if we have grown up with a lack of healthy, positive role models for life. In attempts to compensate for low self-esteem,

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Day 7: Don’t Be a Doormat – But Don’t Pick Fights Either

Day 7 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety Many addicts have extreme and contradictory emotions.  Passivity in relationships means you allow yourself to be walked on and later feel used by others. This ‘resentful compliance’ is toxic to emotional sobriety

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Day 6: Connect with Your Support Network

Day 6 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety Addiction is a disease of isolation. I can’t stress that fact enough. A lack of emotional sobriety is often caused from a lack of social engagement with others who support your recovery.

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Day 5: Strengthen Boundaries

Day 5 of 12 Days of Emotional Sobriety Having strong emotional boundaries means knowing yourself – where you stop and others start. So many addicts get caught up in ‘emotional contagion’ – a concept that describes how you get sucked

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