WHY WORK A Daily addiction Recovery Checklist – step 10 focuses on daily accountability
How Often Should We Take A Personal Inventory?
It Works: How and Why of NA tells us that while our goal is to maintain continuous awareness of ourselves throughout each day, it’s very helpful to sit down at the end of each day and “work” this step by doing a Daily addiction Recovery Checklist. We need the consistency of doing something every day for it to become a habit and to internalize the spiritual principles of the activity. Have I reaffirmed my faith in a loving, caring God today?
KEY PRINCIPLE: Continue to take personal inventory, and when you are wrong promptly admit it. It could be dangerous or deadly if you didn’t pay attention to what you were doing while driving a car. A Daily addiction Recovery Checklist keeps you on the road.
BIG BOOK SAYS: When we retire at night, we constructively review our day. Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid? Do we owe an apology? Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once? Were we kind and loving toward all? What could we have done better? Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time? Or were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life? But we must be careful not to drift into worry, remorse or morbid reflection, for that would diminish our usefulness to others. After making our review we ask God’s forgiveness and inquire what corrective measures should be taken.
On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead. With the Daily addiction Recovery Checklist we consider our plans for the day. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives. Under these conditions we can employ our mental faculties with assurance, for after all God gave us brains to use. Our thought-life will be placed on a much higher plane when our thinking is cleared of wrong motives.
- Have I sought out the guidance of my Higher Power today? How?
- What have I done to be of service to God and the people around me?
- Has God given me anything to be GRATEFUL for today?
- Do I see any “old patterns” in my life today? If so, which ones?
- Have I been resentful, selfish, dishonest, or afraid?
- Have I set myself up for disappointment?
- Have I been kind and loving toward all?
- Have I been worrying about yesterday or tomorrow?
- Did I allow myself to become obsessed about anything?
- Have I allowed myself to become too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired?
- Am I taking myself too seriously in any area of my life?
- Do I suffer from any physical, mental, or spiritual problems?
- What did I do today that I wish I hadn’t done?
- What didn’t I do today that I wish I had done?
- Am I willing to change?
A Daily addiction Recovery Checklist helps you to keep focus and clarity. Your past is made up of every single today. If you want a happy yesterday, make sure you work your inventory today. Blessings!
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