Keep doing whatever works for you :) Glad to hear you're feeling motivated and hopeful! I found that when I was detoxing Staying active was also key to success for me. I cleaned, shopped, walked dogs, etc etc. I'm not saying that'll do it for everyone- that's just what helped me along for sure! Best of luck on a continued successful taper.
What ever works for you to keep your mind occupied. Your taper program seems to be moving along well. This is great! Keep moving ahead and every day make a move towards your freedom. You're going to have lots of energy from just staying on the edge of the amount required to keep you going. Stay on that track, don't rush things. I've been on two tapers; Ambien and Elivil (depression med) and know how it goes. I made sure to stabilize each amount before moving along to the next cut and took my time. During my Ambien taper I did a 9 day windsurfing trip to Cape Hatteras and my daughters wedding. That indeed kept my mind occupied.
I'm sure you've heard this before, but just in case... it might be to your advantage to start thinking of an aftercare system to keep your hard work a success into the future. As addicts, nothing really will completely stop us thinking about our DOC every now and then, because thinking about it comes natural to us. But a good program of recovery will absolutely stop the obsessing. Just know that when you finally become free, you WILL be free. You'll have real peace in your life and you'll enjoy each day to the fullest. You're doing fantastic! Your miracle is right around the corner!
I deal with the boredom issue every single day. I know exactly how you feel! Being in a semi I can't just get out anytime I want to and take a walk, or go shopping, or anything really. I have to remind myself constantly to stay busy so that my mind doesn't have time to start running away from me. I read, watch movies, listen to music, stay on this site. You are getting it girl and gonna do this! Keep on fighting!
>>"I'm sure you've heard this before, but just in case... it might be to your advantage to start thinking of an aftercare system to keep your hard work a success into the future. As addicts, nothing really will completely stop us thinking about our DOC every now and then, because thinking about it comes natural to us. But a good program of recovery will absolutely stop the obsessing."
Well, I've mentioned this before but it bears repeating: I just finished up my probation this month so I do NOT have a license which means it's still illegal for me to drive anywhere to a meeting.
The hoops I'd need to jump thru, like packing both my kids up in the car and having my hubby drive all of us to a location, then back home, then pack them back up AGAIN an hour later - it would really upset my 5 year old who would rather we actually "do something" when we all go out together.
It's better to just wait until I get my notice from the DMV with how much they want and what I have to do to get my license back. :/
yes, busy, busy, busy you have to occupy your mind with other thoughts that used to be occupied by pills.
are you still at 7.5 pills?
Yepper - 7.5 for the rest of this week and weekend then Monday down to 7.
Honestly, I know this is the SUPER easy part because my body can't even feel the difference yet.
The REAL sh!t is soon to come!! Dun dun dunnn... :O
Keep it up and keep your eye on the prize ! dun dun dun lol
I love the dun dun dun! You've sure got the personality girl!