It was downright self-destructive to my recovery. The self-pity party it wrought for the entire day didn't help. Why did I do it? Because prior to the divorce, my then-husband and I wrote messages to each other on Facebook every morning. It was a habit that needed to stop. Now.
So there it was... this input field with a pulsating cursor, waiting for me to type a password that I'll have to re-enter for the next 30 days. Then, letting all the frustration go, I remembered a tip I heard from my former boss. I'm gonna use a password to change my life.
My goal for each patient is that they understand what triggers them to fall off the wagon and to be able to recognize the very moment a trigger occurs. Being conscious is the number one gift you can give yourself in the quest to make a new habit stick.
You probably have told yourself a hundred times: "Tonight I am going to organize my paperwork," "I am not going to get angry with the kids today," "I will get up tomorrow and exercise," only to find yourself back at square one.