HABITS: old and new

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HABITS: old and new

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle

“We are what we repeatedly do”. We have the opportunity then, to change who we are, what we repeatedly do. By changing the things we repeatedly do we change our habits.

I challenge you, this new year, to change your habits, to try one new thing. To strive for excellence. Make this a new year, a new you.

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  1. Habits: Practice makes perfect.

    As a nurse in recovery, I find that I must change the things I “always” did to get a different result.
    During my IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) I learned that I lacked healthy coping skills. I always turned to alcohol to help me, in any situation.
    In recovery, I have leaned numerous “tools” with which to cope. I find that I must practice these methods in order to ingrain them as “habits”. I make myself try to look at both sides of any situation. I utilise prayer, meditation and journaling and consulting with others to gain experience, strength and hope in my daily life.

    I have become a different person over the past year. No longer do I reach for alcohol to help me handle everyday life. And by continuing to practice all I learn in my recovery, it has become a habit to be grateful and maintain a positive outlook.

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