Addicts must shape the tools of their recovery. Thereafter, the tools will shape them.
As recovering sex and porn addicts, we know that triggers toward acting out in our addiction are inevitable. As such, it is vital that we have a recovery-centric toolkit we can utilize in our moment of crisis. After all, implementing one or more healthy coping mechanisms (tools of recovery) is the only consistently effective way to short-circuit the addictive cycle. As British poet George Herbert once wrote: “Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”
Task for Today
Make a list of the items in your recovery toolbox. What tools do you use the most? What tools are underutilized? What tools would you like to add?