One DAY at a time?? How about 10 MINUTES at a time!?!
Welcome to episode one hundred seven of the addiction unlimited podcast. I'm your coach Angela. Pugh in what we do here is learn how to live a sober and fun alcohol. Free Life the point of giving up drinking is to live better in be happier and I will certainly give you all the insights I have after many years of sobriety as well as all my mistakes and life lessons drama in trauma and everything else I have. It's an open book around here over the next several weeks. We are going to double down on your recovery with double episodes. Yes you guys. I'm so excited about this. You will get the regular episode on Wednesdays or if you're an inner circle member you get episode access on Tuesdays. So you'll get that regular episode and then we're going to do a bonus episode every Friday. I'm going to have worksheets cheat sheets and work books and guides just to double down on your recovery and double down on the support you get from me. So let's double down and today we're GonNa talk about something that's a bit cliche and we're going to break it down and get a little deeper into the concept and how to practice it on a daily basis you hear it all the time especially for those of us. That are twelve steppers. It's all over the rooms of alcoholics anonymous. One day at a time I remember in the beginning of my recovery. I didn't really understand a lot of the cliches in the rooms. There are all of these weird. One liners that people repeat. And if I'm honest I didn't know what any of the men like. That's just the truth. I would just kind of smile and nod because I had no idea what these people were talking about but I totally get it now and I understand that. The one liners are just a short hand version of the long versions right. These are one liners that can throw out in. We understand the bigger meaning behind them. We're going to talk about one day at a time and what it means how it can be helpful and how to break down even smaller in those moments of crisis but first before we take that deep dive. Let's talk about a few things going on around here in the crazy busy week. I've had doing some major collaborations with other recovery rockstars first off. I got to be on the recovery. Happy Hour podcast with Tricia Lewis. And Oh you guys a huge apology. Because I totally forgot to tell you about it. This is what happens when you get busy with so many projects. She had emailed me to let me know my code was going live and I totally forgot to share it with you. It's a hundred percent my bad and I hope you got to check it out because it was a lot of fun and Tricia is absolutely delightful. I'm so grateful I got to meet her and she is coming on addiction unlimited. Also by the time you're hearing this episode we have probably already recorded her on addiction unlimited and it will be going live soon and I will keep you posted on that also another total recovery powerhouse Jen Elizabeth author of shape of a woman. Jen was on addiction. Unlimited with me a couple of weeks ago and we shared a phenomenal conversation. She is a stunning person. Inside and out and Jen does something really cool called fierce female Friday. This is on her instagram. Which is at resurrection of me. And I willing that in the show notes and last week she featured me. She asked me to write a piece of my story for her and I did that. I love to write for those of you. Who Don't know I actually started many years ago with an anonymous blog. Like I didn't have my name on it. I wrote pretty regularly and it was very popular in the addiction. World way back in the day before like everybody and their dog had a blog and a podcast so it was a long long time ago and and my blog was super popular and I love to write but I wrote a short story and she condensed it down to fit instagram size which is just a few paragraphs and I was her featured fierce female Friday last week. And what an honor you guys. These women are bad asses and for all of us to Collab- is pretty amazing. I am definitely GONNA do some more collaborations to some instagram. Live videos in some exclusive video segments. Only for my inner circle membership members. You guys will get some extra content with all of these incredible souls. I get to talk to so I took the full story that I wrote for Gen for fierce female Friday and I posted the full version in the inner circle. So if you are a member you can read the whole thing there. And it's not very long I don't mean to make it sound like it's a book or something it's pretty short and you can find it in your member portal. Alright that is my crazy busy life. So many phenomenal things going on. This has been a really exciting time for me. And let's take a minute to and let me embarrassed myself for a minute. Okay you know I like to share my struggles as much as my triumphs. Because I never want to paint a picture for you that because I've been sober a hundred and fifty years like I've got it altogether right. I want you to see the truth. You guys none of this is perfect and all those hangups that we get all those fears fear of failure fear of judgment. Whatever when you think about those things that you're putting off starting whether it's business or your sobriety or maybe it's making a real commitment to your sobriety and you're putting it off because you have all these fears going on ripe and you're fearful of what other people are GonNa think of you and your fearful fearful you're not gonna be able to do it and Blah Blah Blah the truth. Is You just have to do it? You can piece it together as you go. You can connect the dots as you go but you