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People Pausing

Alcoholics Anonymous

I am a new member of AA. I enjoy the program and I believe I am on the road to recovery, but I have never been through anything more difficult in my life.

Two of the things I struggle with most are:

1) I watch the clock all day long in hopes of completing another day of sobriety. This is painful. I find the day too long and time is my enemy. I try to embrace “one day at a time,” but it seems like the long days are getting the best of me.

2) Allowing my mind to take on negative thinking. Sometimes my mind wanders dangerously and leads me to believe that I can drink again and possibly control it better a second time around. I know that is not possible, but these thoughts get the best of me.

I talked with my sister about these challenges and she mentioned she had a friend that had a bracelet that vibrated every 90 minutes to nudge someone to take action. She thought this was something I could try, so I bought one.

In only 1 day, I knew this was going to be my new best friend. No longer did time bother me like it did before. I trusted that every 90 minutes was going to be a milestone for me! Instead of the mantra “one day at a time”…I now use “90 minutes at a time!” I do not watch the clock and I do not obsess about time. I am free to enjoy my day and get on with my life. The 90 minute interval also allows me to do a “thought check.” Now, when the vibrate comes, I push out all negative thoughts and replace them with only positive uplifting thoughts that help me stay on track!

I have to say that the meaning to pause bracelet has saved my life. I know that sounds strong, but it really has. Thank you for giving me a life worth living!

Gerald H. – Tustin, California

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.- Charles Kingsley