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Meeting Tonight

Post by roadrunner » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:16 am

Meeting Topic: Self- care - HALT

Date and time of meeting:Wed. 12/27 - 8pm
Topic: Self-care - HALT
Discussion leader: Roadrunner
Personalized Topic Comments: Taking Care of Myself – HALT

When I first started recovery – I didn't have a clue how to take care of myself or what it meant. I saw the acronym – HALT – and thought yes, I do that so I'm ok. I eat when I'm hungry, sleep when I'm tired, see people when lonely (sometimes), and angry (don't know what to do with that). P.G. 321 of SESH explains HALT a little closer - “The acronym reminds me that when I am Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired, I am not taking care of my needs. If I am enmeshed with my addicted love one, I do not take care of myself.”. . . . . .. “I am learning how to be a healthier person who takes care of her physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional needs each day.” . . . “It is my responsibility to take care of me. When I do this, I am not being selfish, but learning self-responsibility." Do you read, try to eat well, pray or keep gratitude journal, exercise, feel your feelings?
Join me tonight and share how you take care of yourself spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Or anything else on your mind. “Self-care isn't selfish; its self-esteem.” .


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