|....on the Road to recovery|
"Many Segments in a Day's Time"
When someone asks you, "How is your day going?" how do you respond?
For me, it's a general reaction based on how I'm feeling about the cumulative results of my day's thoughts, activities, challenges, successes, failures, etc.
Lately. though, I have been thinking something different.
A day is a long time. Lots of things happen in a day's time. I make progress in some areas, make mistakes in others... interact well with some people, not so well with others... My defects of character emerge strongly for a period of time and fade as I take corrective action that I learned in AA. I may feel very connected with God in the a.m. and lose contact when I get angry or fearful later in the day.
I see it clearly now: a day is a series of segments - some brief, some longer - and what I am just beginning to see is that, when you look at a day as a series of segments, it takes away the attitude of I either had a good day or a bad one.
Instead, I can experience a whole series of smaller segments that allow me to enjoy the positive moments fully, and, on the other hand, assess, change and move forward from negative experiences. In other words, I can start over many, many times during the day.
I guess that translates to living an hour at a time, or a segment at a time, instead of a day at a time.
Looking at a day in this way allows me to enjoy, reflect, adjust, accept and move forward,
instead of getting stuck in a singular pattern of thinking and action.
By the way, how does this relate to alcoholism?
My immediate response to this question is that I now reflect on positive things like the subject of this blog - as opposed to laying in bed, sick, hungover, dreading the day and wondering how I will get through it with not drinking... or maybe having just one drink??? Right, sure.
How is your day of segments going?