Unmanageable: difficult or impossible to control, use or manipulate
Step 1: We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction(s) and compulsive behavior, that our lives had become unmanageable.
Welcome back folks. Before we begin our recap on Step 1, we need to take a moment to address an issue that we have experienced here at Your Daily Fix Blog.
First, we need to apologize to one of our readers. Someone anonymously submitted a question and due to a procedural mishap we just recently discovered it. Your questions and comments are very important to us here at YDF blog, we take all of them seriously and our goal is to respond to each one quickly and honestly. We have put into place new procedures so that this does not happen anymore. So again, we apologize for not getting to this sooner.
Since there was no contact information given with this question, the only way we know to answer it is to post the question and answer. (Folks we truly understand hesitation to submit your information but remember our pledge to you is that we will never share, rent, sell, spam or otherwise misuse your information.) While we are an anonymous program it would be beneficial if you would include at least an e-mail address so that if we need to clarify something then we could contact you.
Now onto the question.
Q How do I learn to manage my life again?
A: Since we have only just begun our examination of the 12 Steps the most accurate and honest answer that we should give at this time is this;
By entering into a 12 Step Recovery Program you have made the right move towards recovering manageability of your life. However, since we did not get into our situations overnight, regaining manageability of it will not come overnight either. There is much work to be done yet before that can be truly accomplished. We suggest that you stay with your Recovery Program, work the Steps, use the tools that have been laid at your feet, continue to read this and other sites, be honest, open minded and willing to follow direction and manageability will return to your life.
To go deeper into this subject at this time would to be rushing and we would be doing you and our other readers a great injustice if we did that. Remember, we are not in a race. We must take each Step in order- working them honestly and completely in order to Recover. If we will do this, then the promises of the Program will come true in our lives. So hang in there, work honestly and Never Give Up!
If you or anyone else would like to discuss this question further please contact us. We are glad to work on a one on one basis. That’s where we will end today. We will start our highlight of Step 1 next time.
Until then ……. be sure to tell a friend about us.
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