Some days we wake up on the wrong side of the bed. For whatever reason, we just don’t want to face the day. The world seems too big and too difficult, and the solution feels like crawling back into bed or re-engaging with our addiction. At that point, we must ask ourselves, “What sort of day would I like to have?” If we want to be miserable, we’re off to a good start. If we want to have a decent day, we need to make a break with what we are feeling. And that break always requires some sort of action on our part. We need to take the proverbial ‘next right step.’ Sometimes this means getting out of bed and thanking our Higher Power for our sobriety. Sometimes this means compiling a gratitude list to remind ourselves that life is good. Other times it’s as simple as dragging ourselves into the bathroom to brush our teeth, shower, and get dressed. As we do the next right thing, and then the next right thing, over and over, we start to accomplish things and our day, no matter how badly it started, gets better.
Task for Today
Spend your day asking, “What is the next right step?” When you answer, act on your response.