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God, I Can't Do It Again. - March 27th 2012, 02:52 PM

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I went 40 friggin days. 40!
Couldn't leave the tools on the counter alone yesterday morning, could I? After 40 days I forgot what it felt like to hide.

Someone help me. I cannot go another 40 days. I can't.
   
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Re: God, I Can't Do It Again. - March 27th 2012, 04:00 PM

Kyra, take a deep breath. I know you're probably feeling a lot of different things at the moment, and that's ok.
Truth is, slip-ups happen. You went 40 days! Do you realize that that is incredible? And one slip-up doesn't take those days away. It doesn't erase the days you went without it. Those days still exist. You still fought all that time, and you don't need to be disappointed in yourself. Be proud of how hard you fought, take this moment, and learn from it.
Ok, so you slipped up. I'm not sure why, but if you want to talk about it, you can message me. Now this is really important---don't let the slip-up turn into another and another and another. I understand that after slipping up, it's like...oh great, I just threw my free streak away, and now I remember how it feels. Don't let it get a grip on you again. You're stronger than that.
You can go another 40 days....hell, you can go 41! Set yourself goals, and just take it one moment at a time. When the urges get bad, talk to someone, do something that you enjoy. Get out of the house if you're able to. I'm sure you've gone through the alternatives thread before, but do it again...see if something that didn't work before works now. I've been making a rubber band ball off and on over the last week while getting through urges. It's actually kind of fun. Maybe you could do something like that? Or, since I know you're into theater, you could memorize a monologue. Something like that. Look up cute videos on youtube about kittens. I mean...really, the possibilities are endless. And, I think you know that, because I am sure that within those 40 days, there were times when you got close to giving in. But did you? No, you didn't. You made it 40 whole days. 960 hours. 57,600 minutes. Kyra? I'm proud of you.
So, like I said, take a deep breath. Think of some things you can do to help you get through the hard times. Make a list of reasons why you went 40 days. Remind yourself why you're fighting this, and why you're going to beat it.
You can do this dear. I believe in you.



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Re: God, I Can't Do It Again. - March 27th 2012, 06:06 PM

Hey there,

40 days is fantastic and you should be so proud of yourself for that! You slipped up, we all do, it's a part of recovering and getting through this. Don't be too hard on yourself about it, keep moving forward and learn from this and try to go longer next time.
You can go another 40 days, infact you can go longer, I know you can. Believe in yourself and if you ever get urges use the distractions. Remember it is trial and error and therefore not all of them may work for you but hang in there and you WILL find one that does. Perhaps you could talk to someone about this, such as a family member or a friend, someone that can help and support you and even distract you sometimes.
You CAN get through this, stay strong and if you ever want/need to talk, feel free to PM me,

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Re: God, I Can't Do It Again. - March 28th 2012, 01:56 AM

I just don't feel like I'm strong enough. I remember what it felt like to be strong and feel confident in myself but I just don't feel that way anymore. I wish I did.
   
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Re: God, I Can't Do It Again. - March 28th 2012, 05:55 PM

You are strong enough, you need to remember that and i'll always be here to remind you. You CAN get through this, believe in yourself.
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Re: God, I Can't Do It Again. - March 30th 2012, 04:34 AM

Apparently it isn't the friggin end because just guess who I got in a big ass argument with last night and today?!
   
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