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I'm in outpatient treatment..usually it is the same ole' bla, bla, bla...which we know but can't change by ourselves!
Anyway, I DiD find something in my "class" yesterday to be useful. I tend to get very "gay" when sober and I TRY to change...because if nothing changes, nothing changes (AA saying).
The suggestion was to make a first aide kit or a "soothe" bag.
So I'm going to buy a 5 dollar bag at my dollar store....they have pretty ones here....just a plain like (lunch tote bag).
In the bag I am going to put items that soothe me (as suggested) when I am STRESSED to the max.
Things like - a coloring book, a medallion with a butterfly on it that a friend gave to me. A CD of Ekhart Toole, maybe some magazine clipping of inspirational sayings...etc...I'm sure the bag will grow from a 6x6 to a BACK PACK...cause I need LOTS of soothing. Hope this is an idea some others can use .
The key to this concept is DISTRACTION...when I feel stressed if I have the bag to dig into it and DISTRACT myself.
I was given many sites to visit for Funny Videos, Online drawing and Painting, Feel Good Videos....if anyone wants a listing of any of these sites PM me...as I can't list them here....2 of the sites are UK sites which I found interesting and thought of you guys.
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