Changing Daily Routines Video Transcription:
Hey, JC here. I’d like to talk to you about changing your daily routines. If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly obsessing over what the alcoholics are doing, either consciously or subconsciously, from the time I woke up until I went to sleep, I was always wondering what was going on with the alcoholic’s life? I’m going to teach you how to stop this roller coaster ride of emotions from going up and down and how to enjoy more stable emotions where you could have more peace and serenity in your life and also enjoy more happiness.
You want to change your daily routines, here are a few tips:
1. Whenever you’re around the alcoholic or addict, don’t even look at them. Trying to figure out how much they’ve had to drink or if they were lying to you when they said that they’re going to work and you have this suspicion that they actually didn’t go to work that day. That they spent the day going fishing or hanging out with their buddies drinking down at the bar or whatever it is. Don’t even look at them. Go into another room; get on the computer; watch t.v.; read a book; do the dishes; cook dinner; go for a walk. Do whatever it takes to not stare at the alcoholic trying to figure out what in the world it is that they’ve been doing whenever they were away from you.
2. I want to talk to you for a moment about managing your phone. This will help you break some of those obsessions. Today, I want you to check your motives for making phone calls to the alcoholic or the addict. If you’re calling them just to check up on them to see if they’re drunk or if they’re going to be drinking after work or maybe you’re calling them just to see if they were actually telling the truth or not about where they said they were going. Don’t bother making those phone calls. We don’t have any control over what it is that the alcoholic is doing. And if we call them, we’re just going to be adding a fuel to that obsession. And our recession is just going to increase and we’re not just going to have a peace and serenity in our lives. If you want to enjoy more peace and serenity in your life today and enjoy more happiness, don’t make those phone calls with those hidden motives.
Listen, make a list of things that you enjoy doing and start doing some of those things today. That will help you break away from obsessing about everything the alcoholic is doing and will be tremendous help in you changing your daily routines.
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