When I selected my topic several days ago I thought it was a good one, “The Happy and Comfortable Addict”, so I wrote my thoughts on it.
Then I edited it the next day and still thought it was good.
When I woke up this morning the thought came to me that it was too negative, so I decided to change it to Progress not Perfection.
When I found this forum in October of 2011, I came in thinking I would get the answer to getting my AS to stop using and everything would be good.
I have discovered that this is a common misconception about Nar-Anon.
I have now progressed to the point that I know I can't get my AS to quit, anymore than I can get anyone else to change. I can only change me.
Until about 10-years ago I was a perfectionist and still have to work on not being so wound around the axle about things. I didn't conscientiously think about it, but I fell into the trap of going just that extra amount without getting much more out of it.
I still fall into those old habits and realized that I have been doing that with my AS lately.
Now that I have realized I am going there with my AS I can back-off and make progress and it doesn't have to be perfect.
I hope you can join us on this 1st day of March at 6:00 EST to share about Progress not Perfection.
Accept things as they are and rest your weary mind.