How are you managing your addiction?
As we all know I am a recovering food addict. Recovery occurs every day, its has many faces, steps and processes. So, what are you addicted to? How are you managing your addiction? Are you in control or are you still being control by your addiction? These pertinent questions need to be analyzed and answered but your recovery journey will show any signs of success.
As a recovering food addict, I struggle. It is unrealistic of me to do my best at all times. Hell, sometimes I don't want to do my best. Some days, I want to do what ever I want to do, eat whatever I want to eat, and get angry at myself afterwards! That's when I began to realize that the after effects wasn't worth it.
I gave myself a reality check. Food is meant for nourishment of the body... that's it. I was giving it too much power over my life AGAIN!
Not only do I work in a restaurant, I just naturally like to cook. Staying focusing became hard all the time. I was managing my food addition in the best way I knew how at that time. I now cook for my restaurant co-worker and serve food to the homeless as a way to keep myself busy. Cooking and preparing food was a coping skill that I learned. I was able to be around food, cook food, smell food, serve food with out the urges to eat any. Our management skills won't ALL be the same. The road to recovery won't be easy. However, a happier and more meaningful life is well worth the tears that you will cry on your journey