Tools of Recovery:This Recovery Tools
section is divided into five major pages:
A list of 36 Stress
- Go to bed on time.
- Get up
on time so you can start the day unrushed.
- Say “no” to projects
that won’t fit into your time schedule or that will compromise your mental
- Delegate tasks to capable others.
- Simplify and unclutter
- Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two
are often too many.)
- Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't
lump the hard things all together.
- Take one day at a time.
worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what HP would
have you to do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about
a situation, forget it.
- Live within your budget; don’t use credit
cards for ordinary purchases.
- Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet,
an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
(Keep Mouth Shut.) This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount
- Do something for the “Kid in You” everyday.
recovery materials (or spiritual text) with you to read while waiting in line.
- Eat right.
- Get organized so everything has its
- Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality
- Write thoughts and inspirations down.
- Everyday, find
time to be alone.
- Having problems? Talk to HP on the spot.
Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until it’s
time to go to bed to try and pray.
- Make friends with healthy people.
a folder of favorite readings/verses/reflections on hand.
- Remember that
the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good “Thank you,
- Laugh some more!
- Take your work seriously,
but yourself, not at all.
- Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are
doing the best they can).
- Be kind to unkind people (they probably need
it the most).
- Sit on your ego.
- Talk less; listen more.
- Remind yourself that you are NOT the general manager of the universe.
night before bed, think of one thing you’re grateful for that you’ve
never been grateful for before.