What happened to our New Year’s resolutions? You know. The ones about not smoking? Or losing weight? Or starting to school? Or completing your 4th Step?
Oh? Too busy? Life got busy? Maybe you’ve joined the millions who spend hours a week in front of the television or playing video games.
So what’s wrong with that? Nothing at all if done in moderation. But most of us - especially us addicts. - don’t understand the concept of moderation.
Until we're a few years deeper into recovery, balance, and moderation aren't part of our routine. Many of us are still in the "more is better mode" and we waste much of our time doing little that's productive.
Even though it seems obvious, time is the one thing that - once wasted - we can never regain.
We should treasure our time like the gift it is an use it wisely. Does that mean we should always be working and not savoring life? Of course not. But we also shouldn't squander it as though we have an endless supply.