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Gratitude

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One of the big secrets to overcoming addiction is through gratitude. The question for many is how to cultivate that gratitude. Think of the chaos and complexity that our everyday life throws at us. Most of us can’t even imagine how to simplify this immense pile of clutter and gain any sort of semblance of peace. But doing so can pay great dividends. It can also increase our level of gratitude.


Simplify

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Thoreau said “Simplify, simplify.” Think of it as “decluttering” your life. It might include: 1) Less possessions 2) More money 3) More free time 4) A Shift in Attitude 5) More of a focus on Gratitude


Benefits of Simplifying Life

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1) Gratitude - Getting rid of the clutter and letting go of some of that consumerism will allow you to enjoy the simple things in life that are free again. 2) Opportunity – If your life has been simplified, you are in a much better position to take advantage of unique opportunities. This might include things like switching locations for a new job offer, or investing money in a business opportunity. 3) Serenity - Less stuff, less problems, less demand on you‌.more money, more free time. You do the math.


Simplicity and My Recovery

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When I decided to get clean and sober, I entered a long term treatment program and started living there. I abandoned my current job, my car, my phone. I started focusing exclusively on my recovery and spiritual growth. Since then, I have slowly built up layers of complexity very slowly and very carefully, always making sure to never overwhelm myself. Simplicity granted me the opportunity to recover.


How You can Simplify

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Here are some suggestions On how to get you started simplifying your life: 1) Cable Television – try axing it for a few months 2) Cell Phone – do the unthinkable and kill your cellphone 3) Garage Sale – sell your junk 4) Working 2 Jobs? – Quit one and stay afloat by tightening up your budget Breathe deeply and enjoy the simplicity.



Secret to Overcome Addiction