“You can’t think and hit the ball at the same time.”
Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra 1925-2015
Yogi Berra in 1949
Imagine this scenario: “Okay, he’s winding up. Hmmm, looks like a fastball. Yep, it’s a fastball. Start the swing…now! Imagine going through that process while the ball is traveling 60 feet at 90 m.p.h. (132 feet per second).
[Recovery] takes time–not time we find,
but time we make.
~ Joe C.
Many of us sabotage ourselves by trying to fit recovery in to our daily schedules. It’s common in early recovery for us to feel as though we need to make up for lost time (impossible), an idea that very much caters to our addict desire to have what we want–or think we want–right now! Continue reading
Most addicts (me included) have a tendency to put things off. When we were acting out in our addictions, regardless of what they may have been, we tended to put other things aside in favor of planning for, obtaining and using our drugs of choice. We had no problem at all focusing on the subject.
Now that we are no longer absorbed by these important matters, we often find that we are at loose ends.